IRLE Publications

Articles and Papers

 The Disruption of Taxi and Limousine Markets by Digital Platform Corporations in Western Europe and the United States

By: Susanne Pernicka

2019


Tip Work: Examining the Relational Dynamics of Tipping beyond the Service Counter

By: Eli Wilson, University of New Mexico

2019


More Than A Gig: A Survey of Ride-Hailing Drivers In Los Angeles

Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Ana Luz Gonzalez-Vasquez, Janna Shadduck- Hernández, Tia Koonse, and David Leynov

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


Mortality and Morbidity during Extreme Heat Events and Prevalence of Outdoor Work: An Analysis of Community-Level Data from Los Angeles County, California

By: Kevin Riley, Holly Wilhalme, Linda Delp, David P. Eisenman

March 2018


The Key Role of Work in Population Health Inequities

By: Paul A. Landsbergis, BongKyoo Choi, Marnie Dobson, Grace Sembajwe, Craig Slatin, Linda Delp, Eduardo Siqueira, Peter Schnall and Sherry Baron,

March 2018


Labor in the Global South: A Search for Solutions

Abigail Cooke, Taekyoon Lim, Peter Norlander, Elena Shih, and Chris Tilly

2010


Is California’s Gig Economy Growing? Exploring Trends in Independent Contracting

Robert Habans

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

March 2016


Get To Work or Go To Jail: Workplace Rights Under Threat

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

UCLA Labor Center

A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Contributors:  Noah Zatz, Tia Koonse, Theresa Zhen, Lucero Herrera, Han Lu, Steven Shafer, and Black Valenta

March 2016


Profile, Practices and Needs of California’s Domestic Work Employers

Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Reyna Orellana, Blake Valenta and Tia Koonse

May 2016


Marx, Polanyi, and… Informal Workers?  Toward a New Social Contract for Workers

Rina Agarwala, Chris Tilly

December 2015


Exploring the Costs of Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors: Four Illustrative Sectors

Robert Habans

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

December 2015


The Future of Work: From Dystopia to Utopia?

Peter Evans, Chris Tilly

November 2015


Patterns of Work-Related Injury and Common Injury Experiences of Workers in the Low-Wage Labor Market

Kevin Riley, Doug Morier

*Report to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation California Department of Industrial Relations

March 2015


Social Movement Unionism in Practice: Organizational Dimensions of Union Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Marches

Cassandra Engeman

*Published in Work, Employment and Society Journal

*Received IRLE research support and Honorable Mention for the 2015 Harry Braverman Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Labor Studies Division

More Journal Articles by IRLE Staff

Books

Labor’s Mind A History of Working-Class Intellectual Life (2019)

By: Tobias Higbie

Published by the University of Illinois Press


No One Size Fits All, Worker Organization, Policy, and Movement in a New Economic Age

Edited by Janice Fine, Linda Burnham, Kati Griffith, Minsun Ji, Victor Narro, Steven Pitts

Published by Cornell University Press


From Coors to California: David Sickler and the New Working Class (2019)

Edited by Kent Wong, Julie Monroe, Peter B. Olney, and Jaime A. Regalado

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education


Nonviolence and Social Movements: The Teachings of Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. (2016)

Edited by Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.

Published by the UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education


IRLE Affiliated Books


Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries (2015)

Ana Muñiz

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education


Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation (2015)

Edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros

Published by the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education


How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation (2015)

Edited by Massimo Pilati, Hina Sheikh, Francesca Sperotti, Chris Tilly

Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880-2010 (2014)

John H.M. Laslett (2009 IRLE Grant Recipient)

Published by University of California Press


Rethinking Workplace Regulation: Beyond the Standard Contract of Employment (2013)

Edited by Katherine V.W. Stone (IRLE Faculty Advisory Committee) and Harry Arthurs

Published by the Russell Sage Foundation


Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences (2012)

Lauren D. Appelbaum (IRLE Research Affiliate)

Published by Upjohn Institute Press

*Named one of ten “Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, 2012” by Princeton’s Industrial Relations Section


Are Bad Jobs Inevitable? Trends, Determininants and Responses to Job Quality in the Twenty-First Century (2012)

Edited by Chris Warhurst, Francoise Carre, Patricia Findlay and Chris Tilly
Published by Palgrave MacMillian


Beyond Green Jobs: Building Lasting Opportunities in Energy Efficiency (2012)

Daniel Villao, Uyen Le, Stefanie Ritoper

Published by UCLA-IRLE Center for Labor Research and Education


Just Neighbors? Research on African American and Latino Relations in the United States (2011)

Edited by Edward Telles, Mark Sawyer and Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

Published by the Russell Sage Foundation


Working for Justice: The L.A. Model of Organizing and Advocacy (2010)

Ruth Milkman, Joshua Bloom and Victor Narro

Published by ILR Press


Organizing on Separate Shores: Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Union Organizers (2009)

Kent Wong and An Le

Published by UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education


Women’s Work: Los Angeles Homecare Workers Revitalize the Labor Movement (2009)

Lola Smallwood Cuevas, Kent Wong, Linda Delp

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


Miguel Contreras: Legacy of a Labor Leader (2009)

Kent Wong and Michael Viola

Published by the UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education


Organizing Prosperity: Union Effects on Job Quality, Community Betterment, and Industry Standards (2009)

Matt Vidal (former IRLE postdoctoral fellow) and David Kusnet

Published by the Economic Policy Institute


Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out (2008)

Published by UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education


From the Global to the Local: The Contributions of Daniel J.B. Mitchell to the Study of Labor and Public Policy (2008)

Edited by Sanford Jacoby and Chris Erickson (IRLE Faculty Advisory Committee)

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


The Gloves- Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America’s Labor Market (2008)

Annette Bernhardt, Heather Boushey, Laura Dresser and Chris Tilly
Published by Cornell University Press

Please see related IRLE report, Confronting the Gloves Off Economy


A Life in Labor Law: The Memoirs of Benjamin Aaron (2007)

Benjamin Aaron

Published by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment


Voices for Justice: Asian Pacific American Organizers and the New Labor Movement (2001)

Kent Wong

Published by UCLA IRLE-Center for Labor Research and Education


Voices from the Front Lines: Organizing Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles (2000)

Ruth Milkman and Kent Wong
Translated by Luis Escala Rabadan

Published by UCLA IRLE- Center for Labor Research and Education

Reports

#41 How Can Universities Foster Educational Equity for Undocumented College Students: Lessons from the University of California

Dr. Laura E. Enriquez, Dr. Edelina M. Burciaga, Tadria Cardenas, Biblia Cha, Vanessa Delgado, Miroslava Guzman Perez, Daniel Millán, Maria Mireles, Martha Morales Hernandez, Dr. Annie Ro, Daisy Vazquez Vera

January 2019


#40 The Need for a Better Deal for Workers & Residents in Inland Southern California: A Case Study of QVC Inc.’s 2015 Operating Covenant Agreement with Ontario, California

Juliann Allison, Nathaniel Cline, Ellen Reese

February 2017


#39: “Current Challenges to Workers and Unions in Brazil”

Roberto Véras de Oliveira

February 2016


#38: “Wage Inequality and the Liberalization of Industrial Relations in the United States”

Anthony Roberts

November 2015


#37: “The ‘Raise the Wage’ Coalition in Los Angeles: Framing Opportunity Against Corporate Power”

Fernando Cortés Chirino

August 2015


#36: “Why the City of Ontario Needs to Raise the Minimum Wage: Earnings Among Warehouse Workers in Inland Southern California”

Ellen Reese, Juliann Allison, and Joel Herrera

July 2015


Complete List of IRLE Research and Policy Briefs


Hollywood Diversity Reports


Download The Hollywood Diversity Report: 2018 report here. The Hollywood Diversity Report series primarily examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry

Please direct any questions about the reports to Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences, at acramon@ss.ucla.edu


The Hollywood Diversity Report series primarily examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry.

Please direct any questions about the reports to Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences, at acramon@ss.ucla.edu


2016 Hollywood Diversity Report: Business as Usual?

Hollywood Diversity Report series primarily examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry.

Please direct any questions about the reports to Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences, at acramon@ss.ucla.edu


2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script

Hollywood Diversity Report series primarily examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry.

Please direct any questions about the reports to Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences, at acramon@ss.ucla.edu


2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect

Hollywood Diversity Report series primarily examines the relationship between diversity and the bottom line in the entertainment industry.

Please direct any questions about the reports to Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences, at acramon@ss.ucla.edu


Research Projects

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Experiences Organizing Informal Workers

Chris Tilly

Research Partners: UC Berkeley; University of Massachusetts; University of Campinas, Brazil; Cornell University; Peking University; Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Johns Hopkins University; Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico; Center for Research and Higher Education in Social Anthropology (Mexico); University of Witwatersrand, South Africa; University of Toronto; York University; CUNY; Rutgers University; and UCLA Departments of Urban Planning and Sociology.

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Analyze to Win: The Crucial Role of Strategic Research in Building Worker Power in the Neoliberal Economy

Chris Tilly
Research Partner: Joshua Bloom, UCLA Department of Sociology

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Globalization and Labor Standards

Katherine Stone
Research Partners: UCLA School of Law

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Global Retail Landscapes

Chris Tilly

Research Partner: Francoise Carré, University of Massachusetts, Boston

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Global Strategies for Improving Low-Wage Jobs

Chris Tilly, Pamela Izvanáriu

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Regulating Atypical Employment Relationships in China

Xiaohui Ban  (IRLE Scholar)

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The Bifurcation of the U.S. Long-Term Care Industry and the Rise of Filipina Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Pabelonia Nazareno (IRLE Scholar)

ChinaVocationalTraining Vocational and Technical Education in China: Possibilities for Migrant Workers in the Process of Urbanization

Ni Tang (IRLE Scholar)

IRLE Working Paper Series

IRLE Working Papers are hosted on E-Scholarship. To submit a working paper, please contact IRLE Director Abel Valenzuela.

The State of CA Labor

From 2001 to 2004, The State of California Labor was published annually by the statewide Institute for Labor and Employment to document key developments affecting the California workforce. It continues to serve as a resource for labor scholars, policy makers, union organizers, and others interested in critical issues facing the nation’s bellwether state in the labor and employment domain. The contents of back issues are available here.

Global Partner Publications

IRLE maintains relationships with research partners around the world. These publications represent the strength and diversity of our collaborations.

E – Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies
ADAPT International

ADAPT Bulletin
ADAPT International