Check out Maribel and Reyna’s op-ed in USA TODAY

Maribel and Reyna, two crawfish workers, were fired by their employer for seeking medical treatment after they became infected with COVID-19 at their workplace in Louisiana. With CDM’s support, they filed a whistleblower complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) arguing that their employer retaliated against them…

Our last GOL of 2020: launching a new project around the 2026 FIFA World Cup!

Today, on the last day of a very challenging year, I’m thinking about the times to come when we’ll be together again. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce a new and exciting project: advancing migrant justice around the United 2026 FIFA World Cup! Hosted in cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico, this World…

In a Time Like No Other, We Need You in this Fight

Migrant workers have spent much of 2020 sustaining the world’s food supply chain. In the midst of outbreaks, business and border closures and stay-at-home orders, workers have continued to be recruited abroad to perform essential jobs — picking strawberries in California and oranges in Florida and processing crab in Maryland and crawfish in Louisiana. Although…

Presenting our 2020 Impact Report

We’re just a day away from Thanksgiving — and I just wanted to say thank you. 2020 marks CDM’s 15th anniversary, and I am so grateful for the incredible worker leaders, allies and supporters who have led us closer to migrant justice. With that in mind, I am honored to present our brand new 2020…

NEW REPORT: Breaking the Shell: How Maryland’s Migrant Crab Pickers Continue to be “Picked Apart”

After months of working closely with migrant worker women on this project, we are excited to launch our new report: Breaking the Shell: How Maryland’s Migrant Crab Pickers Continue to be “Picked Apart.” This survey-based report comes at an urgent moment when the pandemic is heightening health and safety risks for the women on H-2B…

Migrant worker women ARE the Future of (Guest)Work

We’re still mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a powerful ally who paved the way for gender justice and immigrants’ rights. And as I think of her incredible legacy, I can’t help but feel motivated to fight for a future that reflects her life-long battle. With that in mind, our anniversary theme seems…

Our 15 Anniversary Celebration Continues: Introducing our New EMMA!

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce CDM’s first-ever Elizabeth Mauldin Memorial Advocate for Migrant Women (EMMA). We created the EMMA to discover and empower an emerging young leader to elevate the voices of migrant worker women and fulfill Elizabeth Mauldin’s legacy. For almost seven years, Elizabeth inspired our organization, allies and migrant worker women with her…

It’s our 15th birthday — and we’re celebrating with migrant worker women!

Today, we’re celebrating our 15th anniversary – a decade-and-a-half of community organizing, groundbreaking advocacy, and legal victories alongside migrant workers.   The last 15 years have been nothing short of incredible. When I founded CDM in 2005, we were a small but powerful team in Zacatecas. Now, CDM’s mighty 20-person team works across the US and…

We’re postponing our 15th anniversary celebrations — but we can still rally together!

We hope you and your loved ones are coping well through these difficult circumstances. Earlier this year, we asked you to “Save the Date” for our 15th anniversary events in Washington, D.C., Mexico City and San Francisco this fall. But given the public health crisis, we’ve decided to focus all of our energy and time…

We were fired for speaking out against deplorable housing conditions — now, we are fighting back!

Juan Servando traveled from Tlaxcala, Mexico to work with Precision 2000, Inc., a construction company in Georgia, on an H-2B temporary work visa. He wanted to give his three children a better life. Instead, Juan Servando found his workplace conditions to be far from what he was promised. Precision 2000 forced Juan to live in…

USMCA stumbled out of the gate

We had been looking forward to this day for months. After a successful campaign to include migrant worker protections and a labor chapter in the new trade agreement, we had high hopes that the new agreement would provide a channel for migrant workers to access justice. Today, July 1, USMCA goes into effect.  But a…

New trafficking lawsuit: Eduardo and Gerardo are taking their employer to court

Eduardo and Gerardo, two workers from Mexico, had been recruited to work as farmworkers in the United States on H-2A visas. After going weeks without getting paid, Eduardo and Gerardo spoke up. Their employer’s recruitment agent lured them to the local Walmart for a “shopping trip” under the guise of a “housing inspection.” Immigration authorities…