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About

The UCLA Labor Center believes that a public university belongs to the people and should advance quality education and employment for all.

Every day we bring together workers, students, faculty, and policymakers to address the most critical issues facing working people today. Our research, education, and policy work lifts industry standards, creates jobs that are good for communities, and strengthens immigrant rights, especially for students and youth.

History

For 60 years, the UCLA Labor Center has been at the cutting edge of labor research, education, and policy development—serving the interests of workers and their communities in Southern California.

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UCLA Downtown: A Collaborative Hub for Community Partnerships

The UCLA Labor Center was one of 31 community-focused programs selected to move into the newly-acquired UCLA Downtown site, located in the Historic Core’s Trust Building.

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UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center: A Home in the Heart of Working-Class Los Angeles

Dedicated in December 2021 to honor the champion of civil and worker rights, the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center is currently undergoing a renovation set to finish in 2025.

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