11:36pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What does the Made in California label mean?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about efforts to promote products manufactured in California. California Senator Majority Leader Ellen Corbett of San Leandro recently introduced legislation to require Governor Jerry Brown’s business development office, to come up with a plan to promote California-manufactured products. What does made in California mean? And how strong is the Made in California manufacturing sector? It’s your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Katie Quan, associate chair of the Labor Center at University of California, Berkeley Berkeley

Richard Walker, professor Emeritus Department of Geography at University of California, Berkeley

Web Resources:

LA Times: Bill would create 'Made in California' label

SF Examiner: Despite billion dollar earnings, Apple shafts its lowest paid workers

Huffington Post: 'Sweatshop' Conditions Found In LA Fashion District At Contractors For Urban Outfitters, Aldo, Forever 21

NY Times: Major Retailers Join Bangladesh Safety Plan

WSJ: American Taste for Cheap Clothes Fed Bangladesh Boom

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