Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum 2019

Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum 2019

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

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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