One-hundred thirty-four students are participating in internships throughout California in the first UC-wide Labor Summer 2023 program.
Across the country, cities and counties have become laboratories of policy innovation on labor standards. Before 2012, only five localities had minimum wage laws; currently, 56 counties and cities do. To help inform policymakers and other stakeholders, the UC Berkeley Labor Center is maintaining an up-to-date inventory of these laws, with details on wage levels, scheduled increases, and other law details, as well as links to the ordinances.
RELEASE: Fossil fuel layoff: The economic and employment effects of a refinery closure on workers in the Bay Area
A new report from the University of California Berkeley Labor Center released Wednesday documents the difficult post-layoff job search and working conditions of hundreds of California fossil fuel workers in the aftermath of the 2020 closure of the Marathon Martinez oil refinery in Contra Costa County, providing an illuminating case study of the perils and needs of workers in the nation’s changing energy landscape.
RELEASE: Proposed health care minimum wage increase: What it would mean for workers, patients, and industry
A new Labor Center report looks at the impacts of a proposal to raise the health care minimum wage in California to $25 an hour.
An unprecedented ongoing $13 million allocation will fund five new centers, expand labor studies and occupational health programs across UC