Centers & Programs

CPERCalifornia Public Employee Relations
The leading program on California public sector labor and employment relations. Covering recent developments and laws relating to employment in local government, public schools, higher education, and state government through its pocket guides and seminars.

CLRECenter for Labor Research and Education (Labor Center)
A public service and outreach program providing research and information on unions and the changing workforce for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

CSCCECenter for the Study of Child Care Employment
Focuses on issues relating to teachers and providers working in center-based and home-based early care and education settings in the United States.

CWEDCenter on Wage and Employment Dynamics
Provides a focus for projects on wage and employment dynamics in contemporary labor markets.

Vial CenterDonald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy
IRLE's newest center provides a venue for innovative research, education and outreach on the emerging green economy and climate change policy in California, as these relate to employment issues in the state.

Food Labor Research CenterFood Labor Research Center
The Food Labor Research Center seeks to conduct research and education on the wages and working conditions of workers along the food chain, and the impact these conditions have not only on workers but also on employers and consumers.

Affiliated Centers & Programs


CSCCalifornia Studies Center
Conducts interdisciplinary research on the past and present of the State of California by a distinguished group of faculty and staff on the Berkeley and Davis campuses.

CCOPCenter for Culture, Organizations & Politics
Focuses on how new social spaces emerge, form, and are transformed. The Center supports an ongoing workshop where work in progress is presented and discussed.

CLECenter for Labor Economics
Promotes research in labor market issues and policies. The Center sponsors graduate students and visiting scholars, and publishes a working paper series.

IIWInterdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces
An interdisciplinary center focused on establishing proven strategies to enhance health and well-being at work.

IIWInterdisciplinary Immigration Workshop
Founded by Sociology Professor Irene Bloemraad, the Workshop provides students with a multi-disciplinary forum for collaboration.

LNDP Living New Deal
An unprecedented and growing collaborative effort to identify, map, and interpret the vast public works legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

Archived Programs


Center for Research in International Labor and Industrial Relations
IRLE Director Emeritus LLoyd Ulman formed this program in 1999 to bring together scholars from around the world to exchange views at a small international conference.

WTSCenter for Work, Technology and Society
IRLE Director Emeritus Clair Brown chairs WTS, and conducts extensive field work in the U.S. and Pacific Rim.

WHI LogoWork & Health Initiative
Policy research, public service, and community education in workers' compensation, with projects focusing in particular on the return-to-work process and legal services for injured workers.