The Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Eduardo Medina Mora, signed a memorandum of understanding today with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE). The goal of the agreement is to develop joint activities to inform Mexicans in the United States of their rights to equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination in the workplace.

The EEOC was represented by its president, Jacqueline A. Berrien. This project complements a series of agreements signed by the Government of Mexico with U.S. federal labor agencies to promote and defend the labor rights of Mexican workers, regardless of their migration status.

The signing came during the Sixth Labor Rights Week, which is taking place from August 25th to September 1st under the theme “We all have workplace rights” .

The Government of Mexico, through its network of 50 consulates in the United States, organized community information sessions together with the Department of Labor and its specialized agencies.

This new agreement has been added to the more than 170 existing agreements on labor issues with federal and state agencies, and will allow Mexico to strengthen its consular protection mission.  The Government of Mexico reaffirms its unbreakable commitment to defend and promote the rights of all Mexicans abroad.