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
Professor:
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. 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.