Harley Shaiken, Professor

Closed (1) North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta): Challenges and opportunities

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

This project will look at the renegotiation of Nafta focusing on the United States and Mexico and the issues of labor rights, wages, development, and broadly shared prosperity.

The undergraduate will monitor the ongoing Nafta negotiations, gather and synthesize statistical data on trade and labor issues, examine the state of unions and union organizing in the United States and Mexico, and work as part of a larger research team.

Qualifications: I am looking for a small group of students that will have some of the following skills: near-native fluency in Spanish; statistical skills; qualitative research skills an interest in workers, unions, and social movements

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://www.clas.berkeley.edu

Closed (2) US Labor: new approaches to organizing

Applications for Spring 2019 are now closed for this project.

This project will look at new approaches unions are using to organizing in the United States (and elsewhere) and new forms of organizing workers who are not in unions.

Qualifications: An interest in social movements, unions, and broader social issues; qualitative research skills; and some quantitative skills.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://www.clas.berkeley.edu