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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-65-DAL


Jan. 18, 2012


Juan Rodriguez, Elizabeth Todd


972-850-4709, 972-850-4710

US Labor Department and Consulate General of Nicaragua to sign agreement on Jan. 20 protecting rights of migrant workers in Texas

HOUSTON -- The Houston District Office of the U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division will sign an agreement with the Consulate General of Nicaragua at 10 a.m. CST on Friday, Jan. 20, in Houston. The purpose of the agreement is to provide Nicaraguan workers in Texas with access to information and guidance concerning their rights under U.S. laws.

WHO: U.S. Department of Labor and Consulate General of Nicaragua

WHAT: Signing of agreement

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. CST

WHERE: U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division
†††††† ††††† Houston District Office
†††††† ††††† Alliance Tower
†††††† ††††† 8701 S. Gessner Drive
†††††† ††††† Houston, Texas 77074

Media should arrive at 9:30 a.m. CST. Members of the press planning to cover this event should notify Elizabeth Todd or Juan Rodriguez in the departmentís Office of Public Affairs in Dallas using the information above.


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