The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) is a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to research, teaching, and service on labor and employment issues. Through the work of its units – UCLA Labor Center, Labor Studies, Human Resources Roundtable, and the Labor Occupational Safety and Health program – the Institute forms wide-ranging research agendas that carry UCLA into the Los Angeles community and beyond.

Learn more >

Blog

News

New UCLA Report Finds Driving is More Than a Casual Gig For LA Ride-Hailing Drivers

Our new report, More Than a Gig: A Survey of Ride-hailing Drivers in Los Angeles, highlights the lived experiences and job conditions of drivers working in the gig economy. It is the first comprehensive study of drivers working for transportation networking companies (TNCs) in Los Angeles County.

May Day Happenings

May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, celebrates workers and working people across the world. In Los Angeles, for over a decade, this day has also become a day of celebration and mobilization for the immigrant community. Below you will find information about upcoming events and marches commemorating workers and immigrants in Los Angeles.

#UCLAForAll Campaign

For over a year, immigrant students at UCLA and across the nation have struggled with uncertainty as ongoing debate in Washington threatens and leaves unresolved the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Twitter

UCLA IRLE's Twitter avatar
UCLA IRLE
@uclairle

"Workers should have the right to collectively agree on workplace standards that are safe, fair, and predictable, i… t.co/N70hOSRVID

UCLA IRLE's Twitter avatar
UCLA IRLE
@uclairle

Economic justice was not new [MLK's] agenda...as far back as 1957, he condemned 'the tragic inequalities of an econ… t.co/c9wmCrHuEo

UCLA Labor Center's Twitter avatar
UCLA Labor Center
@UCLALabor

#QOTD

Retweeted by UCLA IRLE
Tweet Media
UCLA Labor Studies's Twitter avatar
UCLA Labor Studies
@UCLALaborSd

Today Labor Studies faculty and staff hosted a Welcome Luncheon to celebrate our first cohort of Labor Studies Majo… t.co/JXcwalqJEj

Retweeted by UCLA IRLE
UCLA IRLE's Twitter avatar
UCLA IRLE
@uclairle

#FactFriday

Tweet Media