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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-1744-SAN (SF-178)

Date: 

Aug. 23, 2012

Contact: 

Jose A. Carnevali or Deanne Amaden

Phone: 

415-625-2631 or 415-625-2630

US Labor Department joins consulates in San Francisco to mark Labor Rights Week Aug. 27-31


Kickoff ceremony to take place Monday, Aug. 27, at Mexican Consulate

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and Occupational Safety and Health Administration will join the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco in marking Labor Rights Week with a series of activities and events Aug. 27-31. The theme for this year is “Protecting Labor Rights is Everyone’s Responsibility.” The consulates of Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua also will participate.

Susana Blanco, director of the Wage and Hour Division’s San Francisco District Office, and David Shiraishi, director of OSHA’s Oakland Area Office, will participate in a kickoff event at the Mexican Consulate on Monday morning.

Throughout the week, Labor Department staff will provide compliance assistance materials, answer questions and take complaints. Staff also will participate in a live labor rights telethon with Univision at the network’s San Francisco affiliate studios Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 6–7 p.m. PDT. Additional activities will be held throughout Northern California during the week, including an opening ceremony at the Mexican Consulate in San Jose (2125 Zanker Road) on Monday at 11 a.m. PDT.

  WHO:	Susana Blanco, district director, Wage and Hour Division
	David Shiraishi, area director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  WHAT:	Labor Rights Week opening ceremony

  WHEN:	Monday, Aug. 27
	10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT 
		
  WHERE:	Consulate General of Mexico 
	532 Folsom St.
     	San Francisco, Calif. 94105

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