Labor Rights Week is a joint initiative between the United States and Mexico to increase awareness about the rights of workers and the resources available. It is scheduled the week before the U.S. Labor Day holiday, August 30-September 3.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Wage and Hour Division, and Bureau of International Labor Affairs have teamed up with federal and state agencies, embassies and worker advocates to raise awareness about worker rights. Resources have been disseminated in English and Spanish for laborers to understand that worker protections apply to everyone, regardless of immigration status.
The DOL noted that many immigrant workers performed essential duties throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and deserve meaningful access to information about their rights.
Visit the DOL’s Labor Rights Week webpage for helpful resources, including a marketing toolkit for promoting Labor Rights Week in your workplace.