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Open Access Publications from the University of California


The Center for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center) is a public service and outreach program of the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Founded in 1964, the Labor Center conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership trainings serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforce development issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing workforce for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

Center for Labor Research and Education

There are 410 publications in this collection, published between 1997 and 2024.
Recent Work (395)

Annual Report: Black Employment and Unemployment in 2011

This report finds that throughout 2011, Black worker unemployment remained in the 15 to 16 percent range, while unemployment for the rest of the workforce dropped below 9 percent.

October 26, 2012, Comments on California Energy Commission’s First Triennial Investment Plan for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program

Although not all of the suggestions from our comments submitted on October 2nd were integrated into the EPIC Final Staff Report, we were pleasedto see that some of our recommendations were taken into account in the revisions. We have a few minor suggestions for additions or revisions to the Report.

Overview of New Rights for Workers under the California Consumer Privacy Act

This memo provides an overview of workers’ rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how workers can exercise these rights.

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