In the News

More on a Jobs Guarantee (Wonkish)
The New York Times| July 5, 2018
Op-Ed: CWED’s research on the effects of minimum wage increases cited by Paul Krugman.

New York City Considers New Pay Rules for Uber Drivers
The New York Times | July 2, 2018
CWED’s new report that shows most NYC app-based drivers are struggling to get by informs a NYC taxi commission proposal.

What is at stake in Supreme Court ruling on Janus vs. AFSCME?
The San Francisco Chronicle | June 22, 2018
The Labor Center’s Ken Jacobs and Sarah Thomason on the broad benefits of labor unions to all Californians.

The Growing Achievement Gap
U.S. News and World Report | May 28, 2018
Professor Danny Schneider’s new research on how income inequality widens the gap between rich and poor school children.

What’s really behind economic mobility?
CityLab  | May 16, 2018
Features Jesse Rothstein’s research on what determines equitable economic opportunities across generations.

Discriminación hacia los campesinos mexicanos en EE.UU. afecta su salud
Telemundo  | May 9, 2018
IRLE’s affiliated faculty, Seth Holmes’ research on indigenous Mexican farmworker youth in the U.S.

Why fair scheduling laws will be the new minimum wage battle
Fast Company  | May 4, 2018
IRLE’s Shift Project featured as a critical voice in the fair workweek fight. 

For fairness’ sake, nix the tipped wage
New York Daily News  | Apr. 22, 2018
Op-ed: Sylvia Allegretto with CWED on the benefits of eliminating the subminimum wage in New York.

Report: CT hourly workers experience unstable pay, hours
Hartford Business  | Apr. 3, 2018
New research from IRLE’s Shift Project on Connecticut service workers.

What We Can Learn from the California Model for Improving Workers’ Financial Security
Aspen Institute blog | Mar. 28, 2018
Nari Rhee with the Labor Center on wage policies and retirement.

Policymakers Seek Healthier, More Prosperous California
Capital and Main | Mar. 28, 2018
Laurel Lucia with the Labor Center on policy options for the state’s uninsured.  

Philadephia hourly workers in food and retail are stressed by unpredictable hours
The Inquirer | Mar. 13, 2018
Highlights research by IRLE’s Shift Project on unpredictable scheduling.

How California legislators can extend pathway to universal care
Sacramento Bee | Mar. 5, 2018
Features new report by Laurel Lucia with the Labor Center

The post-America economy
Marketplace | Feb. 26, 2018
Ken Jacobs of the Labor Center on Janus v. AFSCME

The Trump administration’s proposal for tips will only hurt employees
Washington Post | Feb. 20, 2018
Op-ed: Sylvia Allegretto with CWED on how enabling employers to keep tips is wrong

50 years later: UC Berkeley hosts conference reflecting on 1968 race report
Daily Californian | Feb. 12, 2018
Steven Pitts with the Labor Center on challenges Black Americans face

Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?
New York Times | Jan. 9, 2018
Marcy Whitebrook with CSCCE on early childhood educators


It’s simple. To make air travel safer, pay airport workers more.
Newsweek | Dec. 28, 2017

An important new analysis shows progressive policies don’t hurt, and probably help, growth and jobs
The Washington Post | Nov. 14, 2017

California’s plans for offshore wind power run into Navy opposition
San Francisco Chronicle | Nov. 9, 2017

To Avoid Sexism on Job-Posting Site, Economists Petition to Start Their Own
Wall Street Journal | Oct. 26, 2017

Education Isn’t the Key to a Good Income
The Atlantic | Sept. 26, 2017

California would lose $78 billion — more than any other state — under GOP health bill
San Francisco Chronicle | Sept. 20, 2017

From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles Times | Sept. 20, 2017

Diversity in Kern’s clean energy workforce: UC Berkeley report
The Bakersfield Californian | Sept. 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Examines Diversity Of California’s Clean Energy Workforce
Solar Industry | Sept.  6, 2017

Working Class Hero: Cal Labor Center Helps Recharge the Movement
California Magazine | Sept. 4, 2017

What Trump’s Amazon tweet got wrong, and right
Axios | Aug. 17, 2017

How California’s climate policies created an economic boon | Aug. 10, 2017

Wanted: qualified people who will work for yesterday’s wages
Marketplace | Aug. 3, 2017

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Gig Economy
The American Prospect | Jul. 28, 2017

The Impact Of An Increasing Minimum Wage
Wisconsin Public Radio | Jul. 20, 2017

Grasping For The Middle Ground On Obamacare
California Healthline | Apr. 14, 2017

Voters Approved Wage Hikes, But GOP Lawmakers Have Other Ideas
Bloomberg Politics | Apr. 5, 2017

Social Security Benefits: When Do You Plan to Retire?
EconoFact | Feb. 9, 2017

What will a higher minimum wage do? Two new studies have different ideas
Los Angeles Times | Jan. 11, 2017