Labor Center

50th Anniversary Celebration

About the Event

Event Sponsors

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Thank you for joining us at the UC Berkeley Labor Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

We appreciate the community of labor leaders and activists that gathered to celebrate with us on September 26, 2013. The words and actions in support of the work we’ve been doing over the last fifty years was truly moving and inspires us to continue our work of training new generations of labor leaders and providing high-quality, policy-relevant research for another fifty years and beyond.

VIDEO: Celebrating 50: UC Berkeley Labor Center Video

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to honor many heroes of the labor movement, including leaders in protecting the rights of working people, pioneers in organizing in a changing economy, and individuals who made a lifetime commitment to improving the lives of working people. We were especially proud to honor and celebrate acts of courage and solidarity by workers in some of the most precarious positions in our job market.

VIDEO: Event night KTVU story on the passage of a CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Video

PHOTO ALBUM: Event night photos on Facebook



Barbara Lee
California representative to the United States Congress

Joe Hansen
President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Members of OUR Walmart

Members of Warehouse Workers United

Marty Morgenstern
Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Julie Su
California Labor Commissioner

Ai-jen Poo and members of domestic workers organizations and unions

Lou Paulson
President of the California Professional Firefighters

Anthony Thigpenn and California Calls

We wish to express our deep gratitude to the generous donors who made our wonderful event possible. Your contributions to the Labor Center will allow us to move forward in our mission of public service. We will continue to offer leadership development programs and skills workshops that meet the labor movement's new challenges, and provide cutting-edge research and policy development to improve low-wage jobs and increase access to affordable health care, retirement security, and skills development for a clean energy economy.

THANK YOU: 50th Anniversary Event Sponsors List

Thank you for celebrating with us and for being dynamic allies in moving Labor's proud history forward!

Center for Labor Research and Education
2521 Channing Way # 5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555
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A public service and outreach program of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment