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Justice, Safety & Equality
in the Workplace
Dallas, Texas

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, the Consulate General of El Salvador in Dallas, the Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc., the Dallas Concilio, the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation , the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the City of Dallas Police Department - Office of Community Affairs, the Casa del Immigrante and the League of United Latin American Citizens hereby agree to work together through information sharing and mutual support toward promoting justice, safety and equality in the workplace in North Texas:

On this date in the city of Dallas, Texas, the parties agree to:
  • Launch the "Justice, Safety & Equality in the Workplace" campaign, an educational program aimed at making the Latino communities of North Texas aware of their rights and responsibilities in the workplace.

  • Monitor the campaign through periodic meetings to review, evaluate and modify the program as needed to ensure effectiveness of the program and to maximize opportunities for expanding the public awareness of workplace rights and responsibilities.

  • Distribute, circulate and broadcast educational program materials in Spanish, including "Justice, Safety & Equality in the Workplace" documents produced in Spanish by the Partners.

  • Conduct at least four informational forums during the first year of this Accord and to promote and facilitate periodic forums thereafter as may be deemed necessary or assistive to the joint goals of the partners. Notice of upcoming forums, including information about location and participants will be circulated for issuance approximately 30 days in advance of each forum. At least one representative of each Party will be present at each forum.

  • Publicize the campaign and all relevant information regarding the Program through local, national and international media.

  • Designate a contact person responsible for the Program within each agency, department and organization.

  • Respect the rules and regulations of fellow agencies, departments, organizations and other partners as we work together.
The parties to this Accord recognize that other agreements similar to this one may already exist or are anticipated to be implemented in other Regions, Districts or cities in the future. This accord is not intended to supercede any other accord or agreement, rather to serve as a more specifically localized application of the underlying goals and objectives of the partners. This effort is focused on networking local organizations with federal, state or city agencies regarding employment standards, safety and health, and workplace discrimination, particularly as it relates to issues of national origin and immigration-related unfair employment practices. Further, the affiliation with additional partners to this endeavor is both welcome and encouraged as the impact and influence of this program grows.

This Agreement may be modified or amended by accord of the members to meet the changing needs of the Partners.

Signed on June 10, 2003, by:



 
Ezequiel Padilla
Consul General of Mexico
Consulate General of Mexico



 
Astrid S. Ariz
Consul General of El Salvador
Consulate General of El Salvador



 
Tammy D., McCutchen
Administrator
US Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division



 
Raymond Davis Layne
Deputy Assistant Secretary
US Department of Labor
Occupational Health and Safety Administration



 
Janet V. Elizondo
Acting District Director
US equal employment
Opportunity Commission



 
Fred Azua, Jr.
Regional Director
US Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs



 
Terrell Belton
Chief of Police
City of Dallas Police Department



 
Lico Reyes
Co-Chair
Texas Civil Rights Oversight Committee
League of United Latin American Citizens



 
Jenny Golac
Program Director
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.



 
Sharon R. Rhoton
Director of Programs
The Dallas Concilio



 
Claudia Torrescano
Community Affairs Director
Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation



 
Nancy Guerrero-Ruiz
President
Casa del Immigrante



 
M. Ray Farris
Dallas Field Office Manager
Texas Worker's Compensation Commission