The United States and Mexico sign an agreement to recover owed wages of 13,000 migrants, they are owed $6.5 million dollars

The governments of the United States and Mexico signed an agreement Tuesday for the Mexican migrants who worked in that country can recover unpaid wages that were owed when they worked in the United States.

The numbers used are about 13,000 Mexican workers, who are or were in the United States, and who they are owed $6.5 million dollars.

In the signed agreement it establishes that The Wages and Hours Agency of the United States Department of Labor (DOL) will provide the Decent Work Unit of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) with a list of the names of Mexican workers to whom wages are owed and overtime.

“We signed a Certificate of Collaboration with the USDOL to deliver to more than 13,000 Mexican workers, who are or were in the United States, $6.5 million dollars in their favor from unpaid wages,” the STPS said in messages on social networks.

He added that The objective of this agreement “is to compensate the labor rights of thousands of Mexican men and women who received less than the legally established wage by their employers in the United States”.

For this, the Mexican agency indicated, information will be exchanged with the United States Government to locate these workers in Mexican territory and invite them to approach the STPS to receive their payment.

For his part, The US Ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, said he felt honored to participate with USDOL and STPS in launching the H-2A Workers Wage Recovery Program.

“The program will return millions of dollars in back wages to Mexican citizens who participated in temporary worker programs in the United States,” Salazar said.

While the head of the Mexican STPS, Luisa María Alcalde, said that the signing of the certificate of collaboration to ensure that the wages owed can be collected and jointly Mexico and the United States ensure the labor rights of Mexican workers.

The bilateral collaboration consists of establishing a work plan to integrate a list with the names of the Mexican workers who are owed wages and overtime, and once you have the information, look up the workers in the Mexican government databases to inform them that they have a check in their favor.

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