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Accord on
Justice, Safety & Equality
In The Workplace
Dallas, Texas

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Consulate General of El Salvador, the Consulate General of Peru, the Catholic Charities of Dallas, the Dallas Concilio, the City of Dallas Police Department-Office of Community Affairs, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Mosaic Family Services and Texas Department of Insurance have hereby decided 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 participants declare their intent to:
  • Continue the Justice, Safety and Equality in the Workplace, an educational program aimed at making the Latino Community of North Texas aware of its 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

  • Continue participating in activities, such as press events, community educational training seminars and conferences, consulate trainings and others, to promote the partnership's goals and objectives.

  • Strengthen agreements among government agencies, consulates and community groups in order to promote workers' rights and responsibilities.

  • Publicize the campaign and all relevant information regarding the partnership 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.

  • Annually evaluate the statistical success of the initiative.
The participants to this Accord recognize that other arrangements 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 supersede 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 Accord may be modified or amended by accord of the members to meet the changing needs of the Partners.

Signed on January 16, 2008, by:

Enrique Hubbard Urrea
Consul General of Mexico
Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas

Cynthia C. Watson
Southwest Regional Administrator
US Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division

Ambassador Luis Sandigo Cabrera
Consul General of Peru
Consulate General of Peru in Dallas

Dean McDaniel
Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Ricardo Miguel Bowen
Honorary Counsul
Honorary Consul General of Ecuador
Austin, DFW metroplex & North Texas

Janet V. Elizondo
Deputy Director
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission-
Dallas District Office

Mario Roger Hernandez
General Consul
Consulate General of El Salvador in Dallas

David M. Kunkle
City of Dallas Police Department-
Office of Community Affairs