May 28, 2024

Department of Labor, Office of US Trade Representative find labor rights’ denial at Volkswagen plant, Mexico’s largest auto assembly facility

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested a review by the Mexican government of the committee’s finding workers’ rights were denied at a Volkswagen assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. 

The request follows an April 25, 2024, petition filed by 10 fired workers who allege Volkswagen Mexico violated the workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights at the plant, the country’s largest and longest operating auto factory.

May 16, 2024

El Departamento de Trabajo anuncia la expansión del sitio web sobre los derechos de los trabajadores migrantes

WASHINGTON – El Departamento de Trabajo anunció hoy una expansión significativa de MigrantWorker.gov y su versión en español, TrabajadorMigrante.gov, sitios web que brindan información útil para ayudar a proteger los derechos de todos los trabajadores estadounidenses, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.

May 16, 2024

Department of Labor announces migrant worker rights’ website expansion

WASHINGTON – The Department of Labor today announced a significant expansion of MigrantWorker.gov and its Spanish version, TrabajadorMigrante.gov, websites that provide useful information to help protect the rights of all U.S. workers, regardless of their immigration status.

April 11, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $4.7M grant to enhance compliance with international labor standards in Ecuador’s banana, cut flower sectors

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of up to $4.7 million to Partners of the Americas, a private nonprofit that promotes decent work and acceptable work conditions in Latin America, to enhance compliance with international labor standards by Ecuador’s banana and cut flowers industries. 

April 9, 2024

Department of Labor, Office of US Trade Representative announce rights denial remediation, new union election at Teklas Automotive Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today announced the conclusion of a Rapid Response Mechanism petition under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with respect to Teklas Automotive Mexico, an auto parts facility in Aguascalientes. The petition alleged that the company had denied its workers their freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

April 9, 2024

Department of Labor, Office of Trade Representative announce remediation prevented labor rights denial, allowed new union election at Draxton Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today announced the conclusion of a self-initiated Rapid Response Mechanism action under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with respect to Draxton Mexico, an auto parts facility in Guanajuato. The action alleged that the company had denied freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

April 3, 2024

Department of Labor, Office of US Trade Representative find labor rights denial at Tizapa mine in Zacazonapan, Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the Mexican government conduct a review based on its finding that a denial of workers’ rights has occurred at Minera Tizapa S.A. de C.V., in Zacazonapan.

April 1, 2024

Department of Labor, Office of Trade Representative seek review of alleged labor rights’ denial at Nuevo León, Mexico, industrial parts facility

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the Mexican government review an allegation that workers’ rights are being denied at the Servicios Industriales González industrial parts manufacturing facility in Nuevo León, Mexico.

March 20, 2024

US Department of Labor awards $2M grant to ILO for project to strengthen global social compliance systems, combat forced labor in supply chains

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $2 million award to the International Labor Organization to further support the use of worker-driven, social compliance systems to promote fundamental labor rights and acceptable work conditions, including an end to forced labor in supply chains.

March 12, 2024

READOUT: US Department of Labor, Dominican Republic renew partnership to protect workplace rights for its citizens employed in the US

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor and Dominican Republic government representatives today renewed a partnership to strengthen collaboration with the Caribbean nation’s U.S. embassy and consulates to provide its citizens with useful information about U.S. laws protecting their workplace safety and health, wages and work hours and other employment matters. 

February 28, 2024

Department of Labor allocates $6.95M to support ILO research on child, forced labor to inform policies, protect vulnerable workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced an allocation of $6.95 million to support a research project by the International Labor Organization to better inform policymakers in their efforts to end child and forced labor.

February 27, 2024

Readout: Acting Secretary Su, Spain’s Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz Pérez sign joint statement protecting workers from algorithmic bias in artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and Spain’s Second Vice President and Minister of Labor and Social Economy Yolanda Díaz Pérez met in Washington on Feb. 26, 2024. They signed a joint statement highlighting their shared concerns about algorithmic bias in automated systems and artificial intelligence that can lead to workplace discrimination of historically underserved and vulnerable groups. 

February 16, 2024

US Department of Labor, Office of the US Trade Representative seek review of alleged denial of labor rights at RV Fresh guacamole facility in Michoacan, Mexico

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the government of Mexico review an allegation that workers’ rights are being denied at the RV Fresh guacamole manufacturing facility in Michoacán, Mexico. The Secretary of Labor and U.S. Trade Representative co-chair the Interagency Labor Committee.

The request for review follows a Jan. 17, 2024 petition filed by the MP Union and its union confederation, the Confederación Central Nacional.

February 5, 2024

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative announce successful remediation of denial of workers’ rights at Goodyear tire plant in Mexico

WASHINGTON – The United States government today announced the successful resolution of a U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Rapid Response Labor Mechanism matter at the Goodyear rubber tire facility in San Luis Potosí. 

January 19, 2024

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative find evidence of denial of labor rights at Atento call centers in Hidalgo

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement, co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of the Trade Representative, today requested the government of Mexico conduct a review at Atento call centers in Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo. The committee found evidence that workers’ rights have been denied at these centers.

January 9, 2024

US Department of Labor awards more than $12M to combat child labor, forced labor in Mexico, promote migrant worker rights

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of up to $12.4 million in grant funding for three organizations to reduce child and forced labor in Mexico and support migrant workers. 

December 14, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative find denial of labor rights in Piedras Negras at Fujikura auto parts plant

WASHINGTON – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s Interagency Labor Committee for Monitoring and Enforcement today requested the government of Mexico conduct a review based on its finding that a denial of workers’ rights has occurred at the Fujikura auto parts plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila.

December 11, 2023

US Department of Labor, Office of the Trade Representative announce resolution of alleged labor rights’ denials at Mexican garment factory

WASHINGTON The U.S. and Mexico have resolved a Rapid Response Mechanism petition under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that alleged INISA2000 — an Aguascalientes, Mexico, denim garment facility — denied freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.

December 4, 2023

US Department of Labor awards up to $4M to reduce the risks for child, forced labor in Nepal by addressing climate change impact

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of up to $4 million to support a project to build the capacity of local communities in Nepal to address child labor and forced labor, with a specific focus on confronting new challenges arising from climate change.

November 21, 2023

US Department of Labor awards grant to support safe, quality jobs in Indonesia, Philippines

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of up to $6 million in grant funding for the Solidarity Center to advance quality jobs and labor rights in Indonesia and the Philippines.