Berkeley Changemaker™: Labor Research for Action and Policy (L-RAP)

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Berkeley Changemaker™: Labor Research for Action and Policy (L-RAP)

Public Policy 190
Anibel Ferus-Comelo

This course is an introduction to social science research methods connecting the Berkeley Changemaker L&S 12 to the discipline of public policy in the field of work and employment relations. The full description for the details page is this: It is based on the premise that the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to reshape the economy for a fair, inclusive, and democratic society with the participation of people typically excluded from policy development. Currently, young workers are at the helm of transforming the labor market by leading union organizing at workplaces like the university, Starbucks, REI, and Amazon. This course examines the position, attitudes, and interests of young workers through the lens of critical race theory, feminist and queer theory, and disability justice.

Multimedia presentation of the Spring 2023 LRAP research project

New multimedia presentation telling the story of the Spring 2023 undergraduate course “Labor Research for Action and Policy” (LRAP). The semester-long research project gave students the opportunity to explore issues facing young student-workers in Alameda County who are trying to get an education while facing personal and family economic insecurity.

Student-Workers Struggle to Make Ends Meet