Friends of IRLE

The University of California has long relied on its many friends and supporters to achieve its premier status among public universities. In order to maintain the excellence of its programs, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) must also rely upon support from its constituencies. With that in mind, we are very pleased to invite our friends and colleagues to join Friends of IRLE.

Membership in Friends of IRLE is automatic for those who give a tax-deductible gift, no matter how small. IRLE will develop several benefits for joining the Friends, but the most important benefit is the opportunity to contribute the excellence of the University of California, Berkeley. Members will also receive a special annual newsletter, and the opportunity to attend special events held at IRLE.

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IRLE's Mission
Founded in 1945 by UC President Emeritus Clark Kerr, IRLE brings together a diverse community of scholars and citizens who are united by their interest in labor, employment, working life, and the workplace. As the pace of change in society and the economy accelerates, the need for basic research about labor and employment issues has kept pace. In response, IRLE's affiliated faculty members engage in multi-disciplinary workplace research and are leaders in their many disciplines. IRLE's highly qualified students have also become leaders, both in higher education and in many areas of public life. In addition, IRLE sponsors public outreach initiatives that have grown dramatically and have had substantial impact on policy makers and business leaders.

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Friends of IRLE

We are very pleased to invite you to become a Friend of IRLE. Your tax-deductible contribution to Friends will be applied to the Director's Discretionary Fund. The fund will allow the IRLE Director to target the programs and initiatives that are most in need of support.

How To Make A Donation
You can make a tax-deductible donation via the Campus Web Site at You may also contact us directly at the following address and phone number:

Friends of IRLE
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
University of California
2521 Channing Way #5555
Berkeley, CA 94720-5555
(510) 643-7058