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Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Publications and Papers

About this Collection

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) was founded in 1944 when University of California President Gordon Sproul and California Governor Earl Warren together planned the inception of the Institutes of Industrial Relations to be founded at Berkeley and Los Angeles. Governor Warren asked President Sproul to enlarge the University's educational base in labor and industrial relations, and so facilitate, "open and honest labor-management relationships." The publications of IRLE capture a cross-section of viewpoints and perspectives about work and working life during the second half of the twentieth century, revealing policy and political objectives, the everyday experience of workers, and the key areas of interest for the faculty researchers associated with IRLE. View collection guide.

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