April 7, 2014
Mexican Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare Jesús Alfonso Navarrete Prida and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez signed a joint ministerial declaration that will result in action to inform Mexican workers in the United States about their labor rights under U.S. laws.
The action falls under the provisions of the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, a side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. Department of Labor said in an April 3 press release.
The Mexican Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare had requested ministerial consultations with the Department of Labor on issues raised in three public submissions filed with the Mexican secretariat under the Agreement on Labor Cooperation. The submissions concerned the rights of Mexican migrants working in the United States on H-2A and H-2B visas in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, food packing, fairs and carnivals. Read more.
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