Forum to explore workers' rights in the global economy, March 31

Wayne State University Law School's Program for International Legal Studies, in conjunction with Labor@Wayne, will host a "Forum on Workers' Rights in the Global Economy" from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, in Conference Rooms L & M in the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on Wayne State University's campus.

According to Wayne Law Professor William Mateikis, the forum will provide an opportunity for a constructive dialog between a leading external workers' rights activist and a leading internal workers' rights advocate.

"Our thinking about workers' rights in the global economy has been muddled and, therefore, too antagonistic," Mateikis said. "This forum is designed to bring together leading human/labor rights activists, advocates and scholars for a constructive dialogue on complimentary actions that activists and advocates can take to improve the working lives of the least fortunate workers in the global economy."

Forum speakers include: Manfred Elfstrom, program officer, International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF); Pat McDermott, Frank Perdue School of Business professor, Salisbury University; Carrie Nantais, assistant for The Jesuit Social and International Ministry, Detroit Province; and Ed Potter, director, Global Workplace Rights, The Coca-Cola Company.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Holly Hughes, program assistant for the Program for International Legal Studies, at or (313) 577-3620.

Published: Mon, Mar 22, 2010