CDM is the Winner of the Inaugural EOF Law & Social Policy Legacy Award

We are excited to announce that CDM has been named the inaugural recipient of the Law & Social Policy Legacy Award from Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF)! Established in 2020 to increase awareness of organizations working to advance law and social policy for low-wage workers’ rights, this award recognizes our “strong record of achieving justice for…

JUST FILED: Migrant worker women submit first-ever petition against U.S. under the USMCA

We have big news. This morning, migrant worker women submitted the first-ever petition against the U.S. under the USMCA. The petition was signed by a binational coalition of dozens of allies led by CDM. Together, we’re arguing that the United States government failed to live up to its obligations under the trade agreement by allowing…

A special video for #IWD: What we’re doing to advance gender justice with migrant workers

This International Women’s Day, we’re thinking about the women who are advancing gender equity across borders in different ways: organizing others in their workplace to demand equitable working conditions, taking legal action to hold their employers accountable for discrimination, and advocating for policies that reflect their voices. Migrant worker women are fighting for an alternative…

Biden and AMLO: The Bracero program is far from an acceptable starting point

On Monday, Presidents Joe Biden and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) held their first official meeting to discuss priorities for U.S.-Mexico cooperation, including labor migration. Prior to the meeting, AMLO said he would propose a labor migration program resembling the Bracero program, established in 1942 to address labor shortages in the U.S. due to World…

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…