Labor-Management Partnerships

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The Labor Center builds the capacity of unions and high road employers to work collaboratively to solve challenges in their industry, including but not limited to workforce skills development. Our work aims to strengthen the role these partnerships play in advancing a more equitable California economy that supports good jobs and career ladders, provides opportunities for immigrants, women, and people of color, and supports the competitiveness of employers who invest in their workers. We carry out research to identify and strengthen methods, processes, and mechanisms through which these partnerships affect change; support and develop the community of partnership practitioners; and inform policy decisions advancing models of effective labor-management partnership.

The Labor Center’s High-Road Training Partnerships project supports the California Workforce Development Board’s HRTP Initiative in modeling and expanding workforce training partnerships that are worker-centered, industry-led and aligned with key policy goals of equity, job-quality, and sustainability.

Research & Publications

Job Opening: Summer 2022 GSR, Worker Power In the Workforce Program

We are hiring a GSR for our Worker Power In the Workforce Program for Summer 2022. The GSR will support and participate in research, materials development, and organizing events to help Bay Area worker, community, and workforce organizations advance understanding of opportunities and barriers to integrate worker power building into existing public and community based workforce development programs.

Program Contacts

Pamela Egan

Director, Labor-Management Partnerships Program

Carol Zabin

Director, Green Economy Program