6th Annual Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine Portland

Worker and Labor Issues of the Food Industry
Co-Hosts: Frances Perkins Center & the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine

Watch: Forum Video

Keynote Speakers:

David Weil
of Brandeis University, former head of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama and author of The Fissured Workplace.

Saru Jayaraman
, co-founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at Berkeley and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.

Panelists included:

Professor Michael Hillard, Director of Food Studies at USM
Matt Schlobohm, Executive Director of the Maine AFL-CIO


From left to right: David Weil, Saru Jayaraman, Dr. Michael Hillard, Matt Schlobohm


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