The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) designed to promote awareness among Colombian workers, their employers and business owners of their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

The NLRA covers most private sector workers and business owners in the United States regardless of immigration status. To date, the agency has entered into three other such formal agreements with foreign ministries aimed at providing education, outreach and training to foreign workers, their employers, and business owners residing in the U.S.

The announced framework lays the groundwork for collaboration between the NLRB and the Colombian Ministry in D.C., as well as consulates across the country to improve awareness within the Colombian community working in the U.S. Specifically, the MOU outlines that the parties will coordinate with one another to develop resources and plans to provide training and outreach across the country.

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