Baltimore launches plan to get squeegee workers off corners


              Shamonte Jones, left, talks to a commuter who turned down the offer for him to squeegee clean her vehicle's windshield in exchange for cash, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Shamonte Jones, right, talks to a commuter while offering to wash the windshield of their vehicle in exchange for cash, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts. On Tuesday, police started enforcing anti-panhandling laws in six zones where squeegeeing is most common.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Shamonte Jones holds a bottle of window washing fluid and a squeegee as he waits for commuters to let him clean their vehicle's windshield in exchange for cash, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Titi Sangma, left, sits at a traffic signal as Shamonte Jones, right, squeegee cleans the back windshield of her vehicle in exchange for cash, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. "I see him every day," Sangma said. "He does a good job." Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Titi Sangma, center, hands cash to Shamonte Jones, right, and another squeegee worker who offered to clean Sangma's windshields in exchange for cash, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. "I see him every day," Sangma said about Jones. "He does a good job." Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Shamonte Jones cleans the back windshield of a vehicle stopped at a red light near M&T Bank Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, in Baltimore. Local officials are rolling out their latest plan to steer squeegee workers away from busy downtown intersections and toward formal employment using law enforcement action and outreach efforts.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
            
              Schoolmates Kheyon Martin, 17 and Ayauhna Stewart, 15, right, look over documents before interacting with jobs recruiters at UA House/Living Classrooms as city leaders, representatives from the Mayor's Office of African American Male Engagement and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, squeegee workers and community members, attends a resource and hiring event for squeegee workers prior to the enforcement of "disallowed zones" Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
            
              Maurice Blanding, left, with Hire Up program, connects Tyemaur Scott, who turned his back on squeegee work, to prospective employers at UA House/Living Classrooms as city leaders, representatives from the Mayor's Office of African American Male Engagement and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, squeegee workers and community members attend a resource and hiring event for squeegee workers prior to the enforcement of "disallowed zones", Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Baltimore. Catchings hopes to find work opportunities at UA House/Living Classrooms. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
            
              Derwin Catchings, who turned to squeegee work rather than making low wages at a city agency in order to get daily income flow, attends a resource and hiring event for squeegee workers prior to the enforcement of "disallowed zones" Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, in Baltimore. Catchings hopes to find work opportunities at UA House/Living Classrooms. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Baltimore launches plan to get squeegee workers off corners