Welcome to the Miguel Contreras Labor Program
The Miguel Contreras Labor Program (MCLP) is a multi-campus program that carries out, through its affiliated components, research and education on issues of labor and employment. Its affiliated components are the Institutes for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLEs, formerly the Institutes of Industrial Relations) at UCLA and UC Berkeley, the Centers for Labor Research and Education (CLREs) at UCLA and UC Berkeley, and the Labor and Employment Research Fund (LERF) at the UC Office of the President.
$2.2 million of the $6 million is allocated to each campus, UCLA and UC Berkeley. $1.2 million is allocated to the LERF, and $400,000 to the Miguel Contreras Labor Studies Development Fund (MCLSDF).
The Executive Committee of the MCLP is composed of the two directors of the IRLEs, who will also serve as co-chairs, the two CLRE directors, the chair of the LERF, three faculty members from campuses other than UCLA or UC Berkeley, and three representatives of the labor community.