Global Workers Justice Alliance signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oaxaca State Government
Global Workers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Oaxacan state government to (a) secure access to portable justice for migrant workers victims of abuses while working in the U.S., (b) educate temporary workers about their rights, and (c) to prevent abuses and fraud during the recruitment of temporary workers in Oaxaca.
Around 40% of Oaxaca’s population is indigenous and part of this population does not speak Spanish, which makes them more vulnerable to abuses by recruiters. This is why it is key to work with the local government to respond to the problems and challenges faced by migrant workers from their communities.
The mission of the Global Workers Justice Alliance is to combat worker exploitation by promoting portable justice for transnational migrants through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources.
Global Workers coined the term portable justice to describe the right and ability of transnational migrant workers to access justice in the countries of employment even after they have departed for their home countries.