A $15 federal minimum wage will not create job loss in low-wage states in the U.S. but, in fact, will offer more opportunities for workers and their families to lift themselves out of poverty.
Over half of California private sector employees age 25-64 aren’t enrolled in a retirement savings plan or pension, according to a new data brief by Nari Rhee, director of the Labor Center Retirement Security Program.
A new study by UC Berkeley researchers in the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that modestly increasing wage supports for low-wage workers could save over 1,200 lives each year.
Bold legislative action on health insurance would benefit 3.6M Californians, according to new analysis from the Labor Center and UCLA.
Teachers were paid 21.4 percent less in weekly wages than similar U.S. college graduates in 2018, according to a new analysis by Sylvia Allegretto and EPI’s Larry Mishel.
Michael Reich, co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED) at UC Berkeley, will testify at the first House of Representatives hearing Feb. 7 to raise the federal minimum wage. The bill, HR 582, proposes to increase the federal minimum wage in six steps, from its current $7.25 level to $15 by 2024.
New research from the Labor Center and the National Institute on Retirement Security shows that existing pension benefits provide most teachers more secure retirement income compared to a cost-equivalent 401(k)-style plan.
New research from The Shift Project at IRLE explores the work and family lives of low-wage workers in the state of Washington.
A new study projects how changes to federal law that remove the Affordable Care Act individual mandate penalty in 2019 could significantly impact California’s record-breaking health coverage gains.
Low-income, high-achieving high school students in California may utilize millions of dollars more in Cal Grant funds, according to early findings from a letter redesign study conducted by the California Policy Lab and the California Student Aid Commission.
New UC Berkeley report looking at job quality in a meal-kit fulfillment center finds workers struggling with low-wages, unpredictable schedules, workplace-related injuries, and sexual assault.
New research from the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics is the first evaluation of local policies in Chicago, District of Columbia, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.
New research shows that teachers’ wages and compensation continue to fall relative to comparable workers.
New study concludes that eroding job quality should be as serious a concern as job loss – and identifies public policies to ensure a future of good jobs in the industry.
University of California, Berkeley labor experts are available as media resources for Labor Day 2018 stories
A new interactive data explorer from the Labor Center at University of California, Berkeley offers an in-depth look at the people who make up California’s low-wage workforce.
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.