Contact Us

 

If you are a member of the press and need assistance, please contact:

IRLE Business Office
(310) 794-5957
uclairle@irle.ucla.edu

or

Meg Sullivan
UCLA Media Representative
(310) 825-1046
msullivan@support.ucla.edu

IRLE Experts Guide

 

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment staff are available to comment on a variety of contemporary issues related to labor and employment. This Experts Guide includes staff and faculty from all IRLE units. For information on the units and the work we accomplish, please visit the unit webpages:

 

IRLE Staff

Areas of Expertise

Uyen Le

Research Director
California Construction Academy


(213) 480-4155 x 207
uyenle1@ucla.edu
Bio

  • Community economic Development
  • Community-based planning in immigrant communities
  • Green jobs and energy efficiency

David Lewin

HARRT Co-Chair

Neil H. Jacoby Chair in Management

(310) 206-7666 
david.lewin@anderson.ucla.edu

Bio

  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Performance
  • Conflict Management
  • Executive Compensation
  • Performance
  • Management, Governance, Leadership

Daniel J.B Mitchell

HARRT Co-Chair

Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson School of Management and School of Public Affairs


(310) 825-1504 
daniel.j.b.mitchell@anderson.ucla.edu

Bio

  • Employee Benefits
  • Part-Time and Temporary Workers
  • Retirement
  • Unemployment
  • Unions, Labor Issues
  • Work/Family Issues
  • California Budget and Policy Issues
  • Recruiting, Downsizing, Outsourcing

Victor Narro

Project Director

Labor Center


(213) 480-4155 x 209
vnarro@irle.ucla.edu

Bio

  • Wage Theft/Wage Policy
  • Low-wage immigrant workers
  • Immigration policy
  • Worker centers

Gaspar Rivera Salgado

Project Director

Labor Center

 

(310) 206-3910
grsalgado@irle.ucla.edu
Bio
  • Immigration
  • Latinos in the US
  • US-Mexico relations
  • Race relations
  • Latin American culture & politics
  • Indigenous peoples in the Americas

Janna  Shadduck-Hernández

Project Director

Labor Center

(213) 480-4155 x 211
jshernandez@irle.ucla.edu
Bio
  • Labor and workplace education
  • Community-based education/ popular education
  • Community service-learning
  • Gender issues
  • Immigration and undocumented migration
  • Undocumented students
  • Low-wage working families and K-12 education in Los Angeles
  • Qualitative research methods and field research
  • Arts activism: labor, immigration, sexuality and LGBTQ issues
  • Latino community issues: education, higher education, community development

Lola Smallwood Cuevas

Director, Los Angeles Black Worker Center

 

(213) 480-4155 x 210
lscuevas@irle.ucla.edu

Bio

  • African American workers in Los Angeles
  • Strategic labor and community alliances

Chris Tilly

Director, IRLE

 

(310) 267-4738
ctilly@irle.ucla.edu

Bio

  • Low-wage work
  • Wage levels
  • Retail sector (Wal-Mart)
  • Mexico and Latin America
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Racial discrimination
  • General workforce trends

Jan Tokumaru

Project Director, Labor Center

 

(213) 480-4155 x 201
jant@ucla.edu

Bio

  • Asian Pacific Islander workers
  • Pacific Rim labor solidarity
  • Immigrant integration
  • Student-worker alliance development

Daniel Villao

Director, California Construction Academy

 

(213) 480-4155 x 215
daniel@constructionacademy.org

Bio

  • Workforce development
  • Apprenticeship
  • Labor-management relations
  • Mutual gains bargaining
  • Construction policy and practice
  • Project labor agreements
  • Energy efficiency

Kent Wong

Director, Labor Center

 

(213) 480-4155 x 204  kentwong@ucla.edu

Bio

  • Immigrant workers
  • Undocumented students
  • Asian American workers
  • Contemporary union issues