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Statement on the passing of labor and civil rights champion Rev. James Lawson Jr.

The UCLA Labor Center is very sad to announce the passing of Rev. James Lawson Jr., 95, one of the civil rights movement’s most prominent leaders, a lifelong advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence, and a UCLA labor studies faculty member.

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An Update from the UCLA Labor Center Steering Committee

We are in alliance with the faculty, labor unions, and community members who stand with students in supporting their right to protest.

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The California Wellness Foundation Grants CARE at Work $500,000

The grant will support participatory research, narrative shift, field development, and school-to-movement pathways.

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UCLA Labor Center moves into new UCLA Downtown building

Joining 30 other community-focused programs, the site will provide a critical space for the UCLA Labor Center to continue advancing worker justice across Los Angeles.

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Saba Waheed appointed director of the UCLA Labor Center

The first woman of color to assume the role, Waheed served as the UCLA Labor Center’s research director for the past 11 years.

Nearly 60 Years of Worker Justice

Established in 1964, the UCLA Labor Center advances cutting-edge research, education, and service guided by our core values: economic equity, racial and immigrant justice, and worker power and solidarity.

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A Public University Belongs to the People
A Public University Belongs to the People

Through our signature approaches and methodology that employ research justice, narrative storytelling, student and leader-to-movement pathways, and culturally and racially responsive evaluation, we partner with workers, unions, worker centers, students, and impacted communities to advance economic justice across California, the nation and globally.

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Our Projects

Re:Work, the UCLA Labor Center podcast

For the past decade, Re:Work has elevated stories of work to humanize and break down economic and racial justice issues.

Re:Work Podcast