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 Minor, 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.

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Strategic Alignment Report

For seventy years, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the UCLA Labor Center have provided scholars, policymakers, labor and community leaders, and the general public with research-based analysis and education.

Labor Studies Class Hosts Immigration Forum on Day of “DACA Deadline”

On the Trump administration’s “DACA deadline,” students at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in collaboration with the UCLA Labor Studies Progam, hosted over 400 students and community members at Immigration Forum: Students Speak Out!. Students considered the implications of recent legislative actions and court decisions that left 800,000 immigrant youth in limbo.

IRLE Director Appointed Special Advisor on Immigration Policy

Dr. Abel Valenzuela, has been appointed Special Advisor to the Chancellor's Advisory Council on Immigration Policy. This council has produced an excellent, wide-ranging report that offers substantive recommendations for addressing the needs of our community of international and immigrant students, researchers, staff and faculty.

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