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ARRANGEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
BETWEEN
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION,
NEW YORK AND BOSTON REGIONS;
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION, NORTHEAST REGION,
AND
THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S
DIVISION OF IMMIGRANT POLICIES AND AFFAIRS;
NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER;
AND
THE CATHOLIC MIGRATION OFFICE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN AND QUEENS
AND
THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN NEW YORK


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), New York and Boston Regions; the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, Northeast Region; the New York State Department of Labor's Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs; New York City Office of the Comptroller; the Catholic Migration Office (CMO) of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens; the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, hereinafter referred to collectively as "the Participants";

Recognizing the joint commitment to protect workers' rights for Mexican workers acknowledged in the Letter of Arrangement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States of America and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, signed at Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2010; and the Letter of Arrangement between the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Mexican States, signed at Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2010; and

Recognizing that OSHA's Alliance Program provides for the establishment of cooperative relationships for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety;

Intend to form an Alliance to achieve the following:

 

Overall Objective

The Participants intend to establish a collaborative relationship, including efforts through the LABORAL call center covering the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, to provide Mexican and other Latino workers in the region information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to promote workers' rights in protecting their occupational health and safety, and to help them understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

 

Outreach and Communication

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goal:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards and workers' rights, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and links to OSHA's Web site from the Consulates' and CMO's web sites) to Mexican and other Latino workers and their employers.

 

Promotion of a National Dialogue

The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting a national dialogue on workplace health and safety:

  • To raise awareness of and demonstrate commitment to workplace safety and health and workers' rights whenever leaders from the Participants address groups.
  • To convene or participate in forums, roundtable discussions, or stakeholder meetings on issues affecting Mexican and other Latino workers in the region to help forge innovative solutions on issues concerning workplace health and safety and understanding of workers' rights and responsibilities of employers.

 

An implementation team made up of representatives of each Participant intends to meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the Participants. In addition, the Participants intend to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This Arrangement is intended to cease two years from the date of signing. A participant should endeavor to provide 30 days advanced written notice of its intent to discontinue its participation in this Arrangement. This Arrangement may be modified in writing at any time by mutual consent of the Participants.

Signed at Manhattan, New York, this 27th day of August, 2012, in the English and Spanish languages.

 

For the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, New York Region:

 

 


  • Robert D. Kulick
  • Regional Administrator

 

 


  • Diana Cortez
  • Regional Diverse Workforce Coordinator

For the NYS Department of Labor's Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs

 

 


  • Vilda Vera Mayuga
  • Executive Director
  • Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs

For the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Boston Region:

 

 


  • Marthe Kent
  • Regional Administrator

For the New York City Office of the Comptroller

 

 


  • John C. Lui
  • New York City Comptroller

For the Catholic Migration Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens:

 

 


  • Rev. Patrick Keating
  • Executive Director

For the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, Northeast Region

 

 


  • George G. Ference
  • Regional Administrator

For the Consulate General of Mexico in New York:

 

 


  • Carlos M. Sada
  • Consul General of Mexico
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