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Center for Labor Research and Education

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The Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) is a public service and outreach program of the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Founded in 1964, the Labor Center conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership trainings serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforce development issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing workforce for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.


  • Advisory Board

    James Araby, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Region 8 – Western States Council
    Nikki Bas, Partnership for Working Families
    Jim Beno, International Association of Machinists Lodge 190
    Luisa Blue, Service Employees International Union
    Cheryl Brown, Service Employees International Union Local 521
    Clair Brown, University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
    Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley, Department of City and Regional Planning
    Andreas Cluver, Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
    Tom Dalzell, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245
    Arnulfo De La Cruz, Service Employees International Union Local 2015
    Rose Ann DeMoro, California Nurses Association
    Netsy Firestein, University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
    Catherine Fisk, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
    Margaret Hanlon-Gradie, Contra Costa County Central Labor Council
    Eric Heins, California Teachers Association
    Wei-Ling Huber, UNITE HERE Local 2850
    Malo Hutson, University of California, Berkeley, Department of City and Regional Planning
    Saru Jayaraman, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
    Mark Kyle, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3
    James Lincoln, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
    Julie Lind Rupp, San Mateo County Central Labor Council
    John Logan, San Francisco State University Labor Studies Department
    Gordon Mar, Jobs With Justice San Francisco
    Derecka Mehrens, Working Partnerships USA
    Emily Nelson, San Francisco Labor Council
    Kate O’Hara, East Bay Alliance For A Sustainable Economy
    Tim Paulson, San Francisco Building & Construction Trades Council
    Liz Perlman, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299
    Tom Rankin, California Alliance for Retired Americans
    Michael Reich, University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
    Robert Reich, University of California, Berkley, Goldman School of Public Policy
    Victoria Robinson, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies
    David Rosenfeld, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld
    Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
    Daniel Schneider, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology
    Harley Shaiken, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies
    Bill Shields, City College of San Francisco Labor & Community Studies
    Sandra Smith, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology
    Denise Solis, Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West – Northern California
    Laura Stock, University of California, Berkeley, Labor Occupational Health Program
    Victor Uno, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595
    Ben Valdepeña, California School Employees Association
    Kim Voss, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology
    Richard Walker, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Geography
    Yvonne Walker, Service Employees International Union Local 1000 – Sacramento
    Yvonne Williams, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192

  • People

    View a full list of current staff.

  • Funding

    The Labor Center’s funding sources include the State of California, foundations, other government entities, businesses, unions, and community organizations.

    The Labor Center provides technical services for a variety of stakeholders, including business, labor, government, and community organizations.

  • Jobs

  • Contact

    UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
    Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
    2521 Channing Way # 5555
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    Phone: (510) 642-0323
    Fax: (510) 642-6432
    Email: laborcenter@berkeley.edu

  • Donate

    Your tax-deductible donation will support the Labor Center’s research and education activities in support of California workers.

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    You may also send a check payable to “Friends of the Labor Center” to:

    University of California, Berkeley
    Gift Processing File #31932
    P.O. Box 774
    Berkeley, CA 94701-0774

    If you would like to target your gift to the work of a particular researcher or to some other specific aspect of our work, or for more information, please contact our Development Coordinator:

    Sarah Lawton
    Development Coordinator
    (510) 643-7077
    Email: slawton@berkeley.edu