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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.

Learn more about the Labor Studies program at Cal:


Labor Studies Courses:

For a full list of other campus labor-related courses, please visit:

This course provides a broad, inter-disciplinary overview of the U.S. labor movement

A course for undergraduates/graduates who have an interest in social/economic justice, and seek to earn academic credit while gaining experience in organizing

FALL 2022! An applied research and project-based seminar offers students the opportunity to develop and hone research skills

The labor movement isn't just about labor/worker organizing—it's about immigrant rights, gender equity, environmental justice, food justice, etc. I had never fully realized how intersectional it was as a whole or how intersectional I needed to be in practice.
- Labor Summer Student


Announcements and Events

Program Contacts

Anibel Ferus-Comelo

Director of Community-Engaged Academic Initiatives

Mara Ortenburger

Coordinator of Student Field Programs