Women, especially women of color, are the most exploited laborers in the global economy generally, and in North America specifically. Women predominate among maquiladoras in export-processing zones in Mexico and in sweatshops in the United States. Female laborers, such as office cleaners and chambermaids in luxury hotels, support the American institutions of international finance, in today's "global cities."
Andrias, Kate E.
"Gender, Work, and the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol37/iss3/2