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Press Release Information


Aug. 22, 2013


Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez


972-850-4710 or 972-850-4709

Press Releases

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-1710-DAL

US Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, Mexican Consulate in El Paso, Texas, sponsor Labor Rights Week Aug. 26 – Aug. 30

EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will join the Mexican Consulate in El Paso to sponsor Labor Rights Week, Aug. 26 through Aug. 30.

The Wage and Hour Division staff will provide an FLSA presentation and will distribute compliance assistance materials, answer questions and take complaints.

The event is open press. For interviews, please contact Diana Petterson or Juan Rodriguez in the department’s Office of Public Affairs in Dallas using the information contained in this announcement.


U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
Mexican Consulate in El Paso
El Paso area employers, employees, advocacy groups and community-based organizations


Labor Rights Week, Press Conference/Wage and Hour Presentation


Monday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. MT (Press Conference)
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. MT (Wage and Hour Presentation)
Consulate of México in El Paso
1910 East San Antonio Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79901


Labor Rights Week, Wage and Hour Presentation


Thursday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. MT
Centro de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos
201 E. 9th Ave.
El Paso, Texas 79901

Friday, Aug. 30, 9:30 a.m. MT
El Paso Community College
Valle Verde Campus, Bldg. A, Room 1123
9050 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, Texas 79925


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