IRLE Reports

 

 

Table of Contents

Wages and Labor Standards

Immigrants and Other Vulnerable Workers

 

 

Wages and Labor Standards

 

Wal-Mart's Limited Growth in Urban Retail Markets: The Cost of Low Labor Investment

Anthony Roberts, Staff Research Associate, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

   

Ridesharing or Ridestealing? Changes in Taxi

Ridership and Revenue in Los Angelse 2009-2014

UCLA Labor Center staff: Saba Waheed, Lucero Herrera, Stefanie Ritoper, Jonaki Mehta, Hugo Romero and Victor Narro.

   

Hollow Victories: The Crisis in Collecting Unpaid Wages for California's Workers

Eunice Hyunhye Cho, Tia Koonse, and  Anthony Mischel

 

   
LA Rising

 

Los Angeles Rising: A City that Works for Everyone

Daniel Flaming Halil Toros, Yvone Yen Liu, and Patrick Burns of the Economic Roundtable, Lucero Herrera, Tia Koonse, and Saba Waheed of the UCLA Labor Center, and Robert Habans of the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.  Underwritten by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

   

Hanging by a Thread!  Los Angeles Garment Workers' Struggle to Access Quality Care for their Children

The Garment Worker Center, Research Action Design and the UCLA Labor Center

   

Health Impact Assessment of the Proposed Los Angeles Wage Theft Ordinance

Conducted by Human Impact Partners

In Conjunction with UCLA Labor Center and Restaurant Opportunities Center-Los Angeles (ROC-LA)

   

Trinational Perspectives on the Future of Labor: The State of Labor 20 Years After NAFTA

David Bacon

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and the Institute of Transnational Social Change project of the UCLA Labor Center

   

Informal Worker Organizing as a Strategy for Improving Subcontracted Work in the Textile and Apparel Industries and Brazil, South Africa, India and China

Chris Tilly, Rina Agarwala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Pun Ngai, Carlos Salas, and Hina Sheikh

Research funded and published by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs

   

Building a Culture of Cross-border Solidarity

David Bacon

UCLA Labor Center Institute for Transnational Social Change & the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Unidad Iztapalapa

   

Wage Theft and Workplace Violations in Los Angeles: The Failure of Employment and Labor Law for Low-wage Workers

Ruth Milkman, Ana Luz González, and Victor Narro, with Annette Bernhardt, Nik Theodore, Douglas Heckathorn, Mirabai Auer, James DeFilippis, Jason Perelshteyn, Diana Polson, and Michael Spiller

   
Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America's Cities

 

Annette Bernhardt, Ruth Milkman, Nik Theodore, Douglas Heckathorn, Mirabai Auer, James DeFilippis, Ana Luz González, Victor Narro, Jason Perelshteyn, Diana Polson, Michael Spiller

   
Confronting the Gloves-off Economy: America's Broken Labor Standards and How to Fix Them

 

Annette Bernhardt, Heather Boushey, Laura Dresser and Chris Tilly, with assistance from Scott Martelle

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Examining the Evidence: The Impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance on Workers and Businesses

Carolina Briones, David Fairris, David Runsten and Jessica Goodheart

   
Leaves That Pay: Employer and Worker Experiences with Paid Family Leave in California

Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman

 


State of the Unions

 

State of the Unions Figure 2012

The State of the Unions in 2014: A profile of Union Membership in Greater Los Angeles, San Francisco, California, and the Nation

Patrick Adler & Chris Tilly | UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 


Immigrants and Other Vulnerable Workers

 

The "California Package" of Immigrant Integration and the Evolving Nature of State Citizenship

S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, School of Public Policy, UCR
Allan Colbern, Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science, UCR

   

From UnDocumented to DACAmented

Impacts of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

Caitlin Patler, Ph.D., UCI, Jorge Cabrera, M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Dream Team Los Angeles

   

Enforcement Strategies for Empowerment:  Models for the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Eileen Boris, Hull Professor, UCSB, Merita Jokela, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Turku, Finland, Megan Unden, Ph.D. Candidate, UCSB

 

   

Undocumented and Uninsured

Part 1: No papers, No Health Care

The Dream Resource Center of the UCLA Labor Center

   

Undocumented and Uninsured

Part 2: Band-Aid Care

The Dream Resource Center of the UCLA Labor Center

   
We are Humans Not Machines

Can I Ever Retire?   The Plight of Migrant Filipino Elderly Caregivers in Los Angeles

Jennifer Pabelonia Nazareno, M.S.W., Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Ph.D., & Yu-Kang Fan, M.A.

This policy report was developed in collaboration with the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment (IRLE), USC Program for Environmental Regional Equity (PERE) and the Center for the Study of Immigration Integration (CSII), and the California Wellness Foundation.  Funding provided by Atlantic Philanthropists

   

Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: Report from the First National Asian Pacific American Workers' Rights Hearing

John Delloro, Caroline Fan, Lucia Lin, Malcom Amado Uno and Kent Wong

   

Integrated Organizing Approach as a Tool in the Fight for Workers Rights:

The Case of Sara Lee Workers

Carolina Martinez and ENLACE Team

   

The Development of Sectoral Worker Center Networks
Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Pamela A. Izvanariu, and Victor Narro

Published by the American Academy of Political and Social Science

   

Summary Report: Asian Pacific Islander Workers Hearing

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, UCLA Labor Center

   

Diversity and Change: Asian American Pacific Islander Workers

Hye Jin Rho, John Schmitt, Nicole Woo, Lucia Lin and Kent Wong

Published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research

   
Informal Worker Organizing as a Strategy for Improving Subcontracted Work

Informal Worker Organizing as a Strategy for Improving Subcontracted Work in the Textile and Apparel Industries of Brazil, South Africa, India and China

Chris Tilly, Rina Agarwala, Sarah Mosoetsa, Pun Ngai, Carlos Salas, and Hina Sheikh

Research funded and published by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs

   

Revitalizing the Golden State: What Legalization Over Deportation Could Mean to California and Los Angeles County

Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, Marshall Fitz

Released by the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center. Research sponsored by IRLE mini-grant.

   

Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Migrant Civic Engagement in Los Angeles
Gaspar Rivera Salgado, Veronica Wilson
Published by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

   

Undocumented Students: Unfulfilled Dreams

UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education

 


Green Jobs

 

The Transformation of Work: Challenges and Strategies

Precarious Work in Construction in Guatemala and Costa Rica

Minor Mora Salas, Professor and Researcher, Centro de Estudios Sociológicos, Colegio de México
Hugo Sarmiento, Ph.D. student, Urban Planning, UCLA
Chris Tilly, Professor and Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA

   

Exploring Targeted Hire:  An Assessment of Best Practices in the Construction Industry

UCLA Labor Center: Lucero Herrera, Saba Waheed, Tia Koonse, and Clarine Ovando-Lacroux

   
Green Buildings, Good Jobs, Safe Jobs: Social Justice Pathways to a Sustainable Los Angeles

UCLA Community Scholars Report 2009

   

Helping LA Grow Together: Why the Community Redevelopment Agency Should Adopt the Construction Careers Policy

Sharon Delugach and Raahi Reddy

 

For more reports on Green Jobs and Construction, please visit the California Construction Academy

 


Community Scholars

 

 

Since 1991, Community Scholars have worked with graduate students on solution-oriented research related to the theme of building grassroots economic development policy in Los Angeles.

 

To view past reports of these projects, click here.

 


Other Reports

 

 

Economic and Production Impacts of the 2009 California Film and Television Tax Credit

Lauren Appelbaum, Chris Tilly, & Juliet Huang