Chicago, IL-- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 Office in Chicago and the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, Illinois have signed an agreement that will strengthen their collaborative efforts to provide Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners across the Chicago Metropolitan region with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act.
Under the framework signed today, the Region 13 Office and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago, will cooperate to develop best practices and to provide outreach, education, and training. In 2013, the NLRB and the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C. signed a letter of agreement that launched a nationwide effort to promote broader awareness within the Mexican community of the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers under the National Labor Relations Act. Today’s agreement extends and strengthens the relationship between the two parties at the local level in metropolitan Chicago.
The NLRB is the independent government agency responsible for enforcing the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between employers and employees in the private sector. The Act guarantees workers the right to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions, or to refrain from such activities. Employers and employees alike are protected from unfair labor practices.