Monday marks the beginning of Labor Rights Week, an effort to increase awareness about rights and responsibilities under U.S. labor laws. In particular, the U.S. Department of Labor works closely with embassies and consulates throughout the U.S. to meet with community activists, employers and immigrant workers to fortify those rights guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act.
Here in Boise, the Consulate of Mexico will be signing a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Wage and Hour Division to improve the general knowledge of Mexican and Hispanic workers about their labor rights. This year's LRW theme is, "We all have workplace rights."
Additionally, workshops about wages, labor rights, occupational safety, job applications, tax payments, farm work, and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (better known as DACA) will be held in Boise, Caldwell and Nampa.