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Solidarity Shines: 60 Years of Building Worker Justice

Join us in celebrating the UCLA Labor Center’s 60th anniversary on Thursday, September 26, 2024 from 5:30-9 p.m at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Hotel.


In Memoriam: Rev. James Lawson Jr., 95, Civil and Workers’ Rights Icon and UCLA Faculty Member

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.


A Perfect Union

Saba Waheed has dedicated her life to social justice. As the new director of the UCLA Labor Center, she’s now on the front lines in the fight for workers’ rights.

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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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