Application deadline: May 1, 2023

Conference Description:

This jointly organized (UCLA & UC Santa Barbara) free conference will include workshops on applied skills for new and experienced union and labor movement researchers. Dynamic keynote speakers and a variety of exciting training sessions will help strengthen and add new skills to your research repertoires. Come join California’s union researchers in discussions about the future of labor research and organizing!

** For a more in-depth training experience focused on corporate research, there is no substitute for Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner’s renowned Strategic Corporate Research Summer School (June 18-23, 2023 at Cornell University), which we encourage all labor movement researchers to attend! **

Confirmed Workshops:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Web-Scraping with Python
  • Researching Money in California Politics
  • FOIA & Public Records Requests
  • Shareholder & Financial Strategies
  • Researching Non-Profits
  • Basics of Sectoral Research
  • Organizing with Geographic Mapping
  • Researching Government Budgets
  • Procurement
  • Strategic Corporate Research
  • Power Analysis
  • Supply Chain Strategies
  • Private Equity/Firm Behavior

More Workshops, Keynote Speakers, and Conference Details to come!

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