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"I want to know what my rights are."

Migrant workers in the U.S. have rights, regardless of immigration status.

If you believe your employer has interfered with, restrained, or coerced you or your coworkers in your decision to form or join a union, you may contact the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by telephone: 1-844-762-6572 or at

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The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that migrant workers like you are paid properly for all the hours you worked.

If you believe you were not paid the wages you are owed, you may contact WHD by phone at 1-866-487-9243.

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If your employer does not pay you on time, you may contact the Wage and Hour Division by telephone at 1-866-487-9243.

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If you would like to report unsafe, unhealthy, or hazardous working conditions, you may contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at 1-800-321-6742.

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You have protections against discrimination and harassment on the job and as part of the recruitment process.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the agency in the U.S. responsible for enforcing federal workplace anti-discrimination laws. To find out more information, visit or call 1-800-669-4000 / 1-800-669-6820 (TTY).

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Federal labor laws are intended to protect workers from retaliation for asking about or exercising their rights.

Learn more about organizing here, or about retaliation here.

If you believe your employer has retaliated against you for filing a claim, cooperating with an investigation, or asking questions about your rights, you can call OSHA at 1-800-321-6742, the Wage and Hour Division at 1-866-487-9243, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at 1-800-669-4000.

Your protections from retaliation under the laws that DOL enforces can be found here.