Labor Studies at Cal invites students to explore the role of the U.S. labor movement in the fight for social and economic justice, and its intersection with movements addressing racial, immigrant and gender justice.
We offer internships for academic credit during the school year, and paid summer internships through our Labor Summer Program. Our student programming, classes and internships cover topics such as income inequality, social movements, race and ethnicity dynamics in the workplace, immigration reform, wage theft, health care, the global economy, women and gender inequities, the future of work, green jobs, and retirement security.
We are thrilled to welcome our new coordinator of student field programs, Mara Ortenburger! Learn more.
Art Exhibition: Larger than Labor
Art for Social Change and UC Berkeley Labor Center invited students to learn about making art for social justice and civic engagement. The artists presented their work in an exhibition at the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Learn about their stories and view the screen prints.
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Examples of Past Student Projects