Opportunities to Improve Working Conditions on Both Sides of the Border

Bay Area Latin American Forum
Maria Echaveste

Title Conditional: Opportunities to Improve Working Conditions on Both Sides of the Border
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

A worker makes masks in Teotihuacán. (Photo by Brian Fitzmorris.)
A worker makes masks in Teotihuacán. (Photo by Brian Fitzmorris.)

Multi-national corporations often remain competitive in the ever-changing globalized economy by shifting production from country to country, or expanding their core businesses to other countries.  What are the opportunities and challenges for workforces located in the USA and Mexico, who share similar complaints about their wages and working conditions?  

Maria Echaveste, a Senior Scholar at UC Berkeley Center’s for Latin American Studies, has built a distinguished career as a public policy consultant, lecturer, senior White House official, long-time community leader, and corporate attorney. 

Maria Echaveste speaks at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)Maria Echaveste speaks at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Andrea Flores.)