University of California, Berkeley labor experts are available as media resources on the upcoming Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME.
A new study from UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education shows that California’s unions have had a strong impact on working families, regardless of union status, through their engagement in public policy.
CONTACT: Jacqueline Sullivan | IRLE Media Relations email@example.com, (510) 604-2289 Berkeley – More than a decade after the start of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the U.S. economy continues to recover while the impacts from the historic downturn are still with us, according to a new research released today by the Center on
A new study from UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education shows that workers in California have higher wages and greater access to benefits when covered by a union contract, and those who earn the least in non-union workplaces — women, people of color, and immigrants — gain the most.
A new study from UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education shows that by bargaining together through unions, California workers increase their earnings by approximately $5,800 per worker annually, for a combined total of $18.5 billion.
Contact: Jackie Sullivan, (510) 604-2289, IRLE Communications, UC Berkeley New York’s policy of paying tipped workers a subminimum wage is under scrutiny, with a series of hearings called by Governor Cuomo that begin Friday, April 20. In a new policy brief, Sylvia Allegretto, an economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics
Connecticut retail and food service workers are struggling with unstable, unpredictable work schedules, according to new research by the Shift Project at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California, Berkeley. Most of the 438 workers surveyed say they don’t like the uncertainty and want more stable scheduling.
A new research brief by the Shift Project includes first-ever data that provides a window into Philadelphia retail workers’ lives. The majority of those surveyed experience schedule instability and unpredictability, which create hardships and stress for themselves and their families.
Research from the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education at IRLE measuring the impacts of numerous progressive California policies enacted over the last six years finds no negative effects on employment and economic growth.
A senior thesis by a University of California, Berkeley, student raised eyebrows recently when the New York Times shared her findings that a popular website for those posting and seeking jobs in economics was rife with sexist and crude terminology.
According to the first comprehensive study of the economic effects of climate programs in California’s Inland Empire, Riverside and San Bernardino counties experienced a net benefit of $9.1 billion in direct economic activity and 41,000 jobs from 2010 through 2016.
Including letters of recommendation as part of the application process positively impacted the enrollment of underrepresented students at the University of California, Berkeley, according to a new study from the California Policy Lab.
Seattle’s groundbreaking minimum wage law is raising pay for low-paid workers without hurting jobs, according to a new report released today by University of California, Berkeley economists. The report, which analyzes employment data before and after the law went into effect, finds no evidence of job loss in the city’s restaurant industry, even as pay reached $13 for workers in large companies.
According to a new data brief from UC Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education, more than one million small business employees and over half a million self-employed Californians benefitted from the health insurance options made available under the ACA. Uninsurance among these groups fell sharply from one in five lacking insurance in 2013 to less than one in three in 2015.
Teachers working with 3-5-year-olds in pre-kindergarten programs across the U.S. are often required to have the same training and education as elementary school teachers while receiving significantly lower pay and benefits.
For the first time, economists at the University of California, Berkeley have measured the likely pay and job impacts of California’s scheduled statewide $15 minimum wage increase by 2023.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the most effective poverty-fighting program for children in the U.S., according to research from the University of California Berkeley.
New study shows the severity of economic losses in California tied to repealing the ACA, especially in the Central Valley where residents rely heavily on public health insurance.
When San Jose increased its minimum wage from $8 to $10 an hour in 2013, the city’s low-wage workers received an overnight wage boost that led to small price hikes at restaurants of about 1.5 percent on average and there was no decline in employment, according to a brief released by University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.
Government agencies are awash in data, but do not often use it effectively to evaluate and improve public services. A new center at the University of California will be devoted to harnessing the potential of the vast data being collected through the routine provision of services by California government agencies. The California Policy Lab will curate administrative data from across California’s government to produce cutting-edge policy research on key issues from education and criminal justice, to social services and labor.
Governor Jerry Brown’s signing last week of two landmark climate bills, SB 32 and AB 197, demonstrates the emergence of a powerful coalition of environmentalists, labor unions and grassroots “environmental justice” organizations that will be crucial to achieving the new emissions goals, as explained in a new report by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California.
Expanding Head Start is good public policy and will pay for itself, according to new research by faculty in the University of California, Berkeley’s economics department and Goldman School of Public Policy.
Many cities and some states are enacting or considering $15 minimum wages. Meanwhile, economists’ debates about their impact have been heating up. Landmark research conducted at UC Berkeley’s Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) had greatly reduced concerns that past minimum wage increases had negative employment effects. But some economists still claim that substantial job losses will occur among low-skilled workers, such as teens.