Last week, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM) launched a new online tool to protect the rights of migrant workers in the US-Mexico corridor. Contratados.org provides an opportunity for workers to access reviews and share experiences with specific recruiters and employers.
Contratados.org is a groundbreaking workers’ rights initiative to investigate and uncover the actors and processes in low-wage labor recruitment along the Mexico-U.S. migrant stream. Contratados.org seeks to build recruitment transparency and create a mechanism for employer and recruiter accountability by allowing workers to share their experiences and review those actors. This information-sharing initiative fills a crucial whole in the information available to migrant workers, advocates, and government about recruitment practices and the actors involved in international labor recruitment. Contratados.org seeks to build worker power in the recruitment process and generate a self-supporting community of workers to end recruitment and employment abuse in temporary work programs.