Enroll Now! Summer 2017 Courses

Secure your spot now in Labor Studies Summer 2017 courses while there are still seats! This summer, Labor Studies is offering three exciting courses that provide students with theoretical groundwork and hands-on research experience.

For more questions, please contact Gloria Chan, Student Affairs Officer, at gchan@irle.ucla.edu or (310) 206-0812, or in person at 9244 Bunche Hall.

Summer Session A

6/26-8/4: Duration 6 weeks

LBR&WS M167: Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers

(Cross listed: African American Studies M167, Asian American Studies M166C, and Chicana and Chicano Studies M130.) Seminar, three hours. Development of theoretical and practical understanding of worker center movement, with focus on historical factors that have led to emergence and growth of worker centers. Role of worker centers in promoting multiethnic and multiracial campaigns for workplace and economic justice. Transnational cross-border solidarity issues and rights of undocumented workers.

Instructor: Victor Narro

Wednesdays 10am-12pm

Summer Session C

8/7-9/15: Duration 6 weeks

LBR&WS 188-1: Working Class Narratives: History, Memory, and Immigrant Experience in Los Angeles

Study uses oral history and testimonio to explore how class and gender shapes lives of immigrants in Los Angeles. Students gain hands-on introduction to principles and practices of oral history research, and learn how to transform interview material into visual and audio documentary narratives.

Instructor: Virginia Espino

Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm

LBR&WS 194A and 195A: Labor Summer Research Internship Program (LSRIP): Ride Sharing or Ride Stealing? Working Gig Economy in Los Angeles

Students engage in applied research experience focused on the social, economic, and political impacts of ride-hailing (Lyft, Uber) and taxi industries in Los Angeles. Examination of how drivers and customers understand their employment and rider experiences through UCLA Labor Center research project participation. Guest lecturers from labor unions, worker organizations, and agencies share current organizing and policy initiatives focused on this growing workforce. Research orientation trains students in qualitative (interview and field observation) and quantitative (survey implementation) applied research methodologies used by researchers and scholars in labor relations and workplace studies. Through lectures, key readings, and active research initiative participation, students develop understanding of critical debates about roles of research and policy as they relate to Los Angeles workers and consumers participating in gig economy.

Instructor: Ana Luz Gonzalez

Mondays 10:00am-2:50pm

To apply, please visit LSRP 2017