IRLE Publications

This book is a memoir by a major figure in U.S. industrial relations and labor law, Benjamin Aaron, and provides an engaging account of half a century of U.S. labor relations history.

A new book of interviews and photos from Asian Pacific American labor organizers who are helping to change the US Labor Movement.

This research investigates why and how US unions use in-depth, strategic research to build power, and why and how it works.

The Future of Work: From Dystopia to Utopia?

Peter Evans, Chris Tilly

November 15, 2022

Publications, The Future of Work, Paper

This report considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2014 and 1,146 broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2013-14 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera.

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

Lauren D. Appelbaum (IRLE Research Affiliate)

January 1, 2012

Economic Justice, Publications, Book/Edited Volume

The book presents research that examines the psychological as well as economic consequences of experiencing a prolonged spell of joblessness and discusses policies to increase job creation and to get the long-term unemployed back into jobs.

Labor in the Global South: A Search for Solutions

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

January 1, 2010

Global Research, Publications, Paper

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

Ruth Milkman and Kent Wong, Translated by Luis Escala Rabadan

January 1, 2000

Economic Justice, Immigration, Publications, Working Class History, Book/Edited Volume

This book presents the experiences and reflections of five key figures in the Los Angeles labor movement who represent the new face of unionism in California: Cristina Vazquez, Maria Elena Durazo, Rocio Saenz, Macario Camorlinga, and Jesus Gomez.

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

Ruth Milkman, Joshua Bloom and Victor Narro

January 1, 2010

Economic Justice, Immigration, Publications, Working Class History, Book/Edited Volume

Working for Justice, which includes eleven case studies of recent low-wage worker organizing campaigns in Los Angeles, makes the case for a distinctive "L.A. Model" of union and worker center organizing.

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation

Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros

January 1, 2015

Immigration, Publications, Book/Edited Volume

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation is a UCLA student publication featuring stories of deportation and of the courageous immigrant youth and families who have led the national campaign against deportations and successfully challenged the president of the United States to act.