Celebrating Labor Rights Week (Aug. 27-31)

From the U.S. Dep’t of Labor:

Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week, a week-long observance being held Aug. 27-31 this year, to honor the contributions of all workers, regardless of language barriers or immigration status. In her Labor Rights Week video, Secretary Solis affirms the importance of safety and fairness. “We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job — and paid what they’re owed by law. This means no one can be paid less than $7.25 an hour. It means overtime must be paid for each hour above 40 hours a week. And it means that employers must provide a safe workplace for everyone,” Solis says. “If you’re working in this country, you’re guaranteed these rights. You’re an important part of our labor force.” The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, principally concerned with protecting workers from hazards on the job, and the Wage and Hour Division, focused on enforcing the minimum wage laws, overtime pay, child labor and the rights of migrant workers, are participating in Labor Rights Week events throughout the nation. The events, amplifying this year’s theme of “Promoting Labor Rights Is Everyone’s Responsibility,” include joining with the consulates of Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and others in activities and events throughout the week.

Labor Rights Week Events:

·       August 27-31 — Las Vegas, NV

·       August 27-31 — Los Angeles, CA

·       August 27-31 — San Francisco, CA

·       August 27-31 — Albuquerque, NM

·       August 27-31 — El Paso, TX

·       August 27-31 — Denver, CO

·       August 27-31 — Houston, TX

·       August 27-31 — Salt Lake City, UT

·       August 27-31 — New Orleans, LA

·       August 27-31 — Dallas, TX

·       August 27-31 — Little Rock, AR