Meet EOF's Law & Social Policy Legacy Award inaugural winner, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (CDM) and learn more about their work to advance justice with migrant workers.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are recruited internationally to perform seasonal, high-risk, low-wage labor in the United States. Strategically located in both the U.S. and Mexico, CDM is the first transnational migrant workers’ rights organization in the country. Founded in 2005, CDM has worked with migrant workers for more than 15 years to remove the border as a barrier to justice and protect the rights of migrant workers as they move between their home communities and their workplaces in the United States.
Through worker organizing, groundbreaking advocacy, innovative legal strategies, and technology, CDM has advanced justice for millions of migrant workers including the recovery of more than $36 million in earnings and damages and crucial legal victories that have led to industry wide investigations and system-wide changes to the migrant visa system.
Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Rachel Micah-Jones, Co-founder and Executive Director of CDM to learn more about their work organizing migrant workers to demand equitable working conditions, taking legal action to hold employers accountable for discrimination, and advocating for policies that reflect worker voices.
The $10,000 Law & Social Policy Legacy Award will be given by EOF with support from the Public Welfare Foundation annually until 2030 as a part of its legacy investment in advancing workers’ rights.