Yuma, Arizona - December 1

CITA Unveiling & Open House - Day 2

It was 2:30 a.m. on this brisk morning in Yuma as about 15 invitees gathered in the hotel lobby to head into San Luis, AZ’s Friendship Park for the 18th Annual Dia del Campesino (Farmworker Appreciation Day). This annual event allows health and information service providers as well as the local community not only to share a variety of services and information to the almost 4,000 farmworkers and their family members who gather at the park, but also to celebrate the hard work and contributions of these farmworkers.

Yuma, Arizona - November 30

CITA Unveiling & Open House - Day 1

Mexico Program Director, Griselda Vega arrived in Yuma, AZ to join our Jornaleros-SAFE partners in celebrating CITA’s expansion. A surprise dinner was held in honor of Chuck Barrett, advocate and consultant to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and advisor to the Jornaleros-SAFE project.

San Miguel, El Salvador - November 15

On her second visit to El Salvador, Cathleen travelled to San Miguel, the major city in the eastern part of the country and a large migrant sending state. The synergy with the local groups was great. The local Catholic Charities office has been coordinating with the University Gerado Barrios to handle labor rights cases for workers from El Salvador.

Choluteca, Honduras - November 14

On her second trip to Honduras, Cathleen travelled to the southern pacific coast, the heart of agricultural production. This zone is home to vast plantations, many foreign-owned, of melons, okra, sugar cane, and shrimp farms. Many of these farms pay below the minimum wage and it seems that there is little that can be done to make them comply with the most basic labor laws. It is no coincidence that many Hondurans from this area choose to migrate.

Mexico City, Mexico - November 13

Centro Prodh – Jornaleros SAFE Launch

Today marked the official launch of the 2 ½ year Jornaleros-SAFE project in which Global Workers, along with its 3 partners – Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas (CITA), the Dimensión Pastoral de La Movilidad Humana (DPMH), and the United Farm Workers (UFW) – documented the recruitment abuses faced by Mexican workers as they go or attempt to go work in the United States under the H-2A temporary work visa. The day kicked off with the presentation of the report followed by the international press conference, all of which was streamed live online.



"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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