International labor agreement signed

Thursday , July 25, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Jesus Lopez Jr.

The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Mexico and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board signed a collaborative agreement on Thursday to promote and protect labor rights.

The Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, met with U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s Chairman Mark Pearce and General Counsel Lafe Solomon.

The agreement reinforced the right of Mexican migrants to free association, which allows them to participate in or join a union, elect a representative to negotiate with employers on their behalf and act collectively with other employees for their own benefit and protection, regardless of their immigration status.

The agreement also broadens mechanisms of oversight and detection of possible violations of the labor rights of Mexican migrants and strengthens the capability of the Mexican government to keep Mexican nationals in the United States informed and protected.

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