Septiembre 2008

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New York, New York September 5, 2008

Global Workers is proud to announce that Griselda Vega Muñoz joined our team today. Griselda will direct Global Workers expanding program in Mexico. She comes to us with over seven years of litigation experience representing low-income latinos in general civil litigation matters with Columbia Legal Services and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago. To read more about Griselda please go to our Team page. Under Griselda’s direction, we look forward to strengthening and expanding our program in Mexico.

New York, New York September 23, 2008

Yesterday, Global Workers co-hosted a panel discussion for lawyers seeking continuing legal education (CLE) credit entitled Workers’ Rights and the Changing Global Economy. The CLE featured Bill Gould, the former National Labor Relations Board chair, Ashwini Sukthankar of the International Labor Rights Commission, and Cathleen Caron of Global Workers. Bill discussed the future outlook of the National Labor Relations Board and his current work as an independent “freedom of association monitor” with FirstGroup, the leading provider of surface transportation services.

Mexico City, Mexico September 25, 2008

Cathleen Caron, Executive Director, and Griselda Vega Muñoz, the new Mexico Director, traveled to Mexico so Cathleen could present Griselda to Global Workers Defenders and allies in Mexico. Over the course of several days in Mexico City, the first leg of the trip, they met with Mexican government officials, U.S. consular officials, and Mexican NGO allies.

Mexico City, Mexico September 26, 2008

Cathleen and Griselda met with U.S. consulate officials at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City to discuss various problems with the U.S. guestworker program. One goal is to replicate the successes we have had with the U.S. consulate in Guatemala (see blog entry, November 12, 2007). Establishing a productive relationship with consular officials requires time and persistence. Personnel turn over is high (officials are rotated regularly) and many are hesitant to spearhead new initiatives.

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"Tribunal canadiense ordena a empresa indemnizar a trabajadoras mexicanas" (fuente: La Jornada)

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Guatemala, Guatemala - Hoy Global Workers Justice Alliance, la Pastoral de Movilidad Humana de la Conferencia Episcopal de Guatemala y La Oficina de Derechos Humanos del Arzobispado de Guatemala hacer saber al publico nacional e internacional de la apropiación irregular de títulos de propiedad por parte de reclutadores de trabajadores migrantes temporales, con el informe "Confiscación de Títulos de Propiedad en Guatemala por parte de reclutadores en Programas de Trabajadores Temporales con Visas H-2B". Sigue el enlace para acceder el comunicado completo:

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