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.
Rome Aloise, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 7
Nikki Bas, East Bay Alliance for A Sustainable Economy
Jim Beno, International Association of Machinists Lodge 190
Cheryl Brown, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 57
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
Sherri Chiesa, UNITE HERE Western Regional Office
Andreas Cluver, Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
Rose Ann DeMoro, California Nurses Association
Greg Feere, Building & Construction Trades Council of Contra Costa County
Netsy Firestein, Labor Project for Working Families
Fred Glass, American Federation of Teachers/CFT Local 771
Margaret Hanlon-Gradie, Contra Costa Central Labor Council
Karin Hart, Laney College Labor Studies
Aram Hodess, United Association of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 159
Malo Hutson, University of California, Berkeley, Department of City and Regional Planning
Shelley Kessler, San Mateo County Central Labor Council
Mark Kyle, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3
Mark Leach, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 617
James Lincoln, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Ron Lind, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 5
Bill Lloyd, Service Employees International Union
John Logan, San Francisco State University Labor Studies Department
Dave Low, California School Employees Association
Derecka Mehrens, Working Partnerships USA
Peter Olney, International Longshore & Warehouse Union
Lou Paulson, California Professional Firefighters
Tim Paulson, San Francisco Labor Council
Art Pulaski, California Labor Federation
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
David Rosenfeld, Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld
Libby Sayre, Communications Workers of America District 9
Harley Shaiken, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies
Bill Shields, City College of San Francisco Labor & Community Studies
Laura Stock, University of California, Berkeley, Labor Occupational Health Program
Victor Uno, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595
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
Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Sociology
View a full list of current staff.
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.
Associate Chair Don Vial Center – Institute or Research on Labor and Employment
The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley is seeking candidates for appointment as Associate Director of the Don Vial Center for Employment in the Green Economy.
The Associate Chair of the Don Vial Center will work with the Chair and stakeholders to develop a research and education agenda for the Center. The Associate Chair will direct research, education and outreach for the Center, supervise other researchers, and conduct research. Appointee will work with policy-makers, researchers, and labor, industry, environmental and low-income stakeholders. Appointee will oversee, manage, and plan research and/or implementation projects addressing jobs and workforce issues related to climate policy in California and the nation. Appointee will assist in proposal writing, represent the Center to the public and the media, and make public presentations to stakeholder organizations, unions, and policy makers on climate policy and workforce issues. Appointee will contribute to written reports and articles based on Center research.
Minimum Qualification required at time of application:
Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, economics, sociology, or a related field.
Additional Required Qualifications:
- 5 years of experience working on issues related to jobs and the environment
- 7-10 years of post-graduate experience conducting policy research, program implementation, project management and/or management experience, demonstrating leadership in a social justice arena that addresses jobs and environment.
- Demonstrated qualitative and/or quantitative skills and experience in data analysis.
- Demonstrated writing skills geared toward policy research reports.
- Experience making presentations.
- A background in industrial relations is especially valuable.
- A background in workforce development is valuable.
- Relationships with California stakeholders in labor and climate is valuable.
- Issue expertise in both labor and energy/climate policy across a variety of sectors, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, etc. is especially valuable.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work well with university faculty, staff and students, policy makers, advocates and industry stakeholders as well as labor leaders and rank and file worker.
Position will be full time (100%) for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funding. The salary range is $52,344 – $83,184. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position includes benefits.
To apply, please upload your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a cover letter (required), one writing sample (required), and contact information for three references (required) to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00662. Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The position will be open until filled, with an anticipated start date of June, 2015. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the first review date of May 14, 2015. Please address any inquiries to Hadidjah Rivera at email@example.com.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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
Your tax-deductible donation will support the Labor Center’s research and education activities in support of California workers.
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
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