Labor in Education

Los Angeles Trade Technical College (Labor Center)

Each year, the Labor Center at L.A. Trade Tech, educates more than 1,000 union leaders, staff, stewards and activists in college credit classes held on campus and at union-halls located throughout Southern California.  Taught by Labor Relations experts, attorneys and union professionals, the classes cover all facets of the Labor Movement, including organizing, contract negotiations, grievance handling, communications and strategic campaigns.  For more than 30 years, the Labor Center at Trade Tech College has brought together union members from various crafts, industries and professions – white collar, trades, services, and manufacturing – in a spirit of learning, camaraderie and union-building.  Students may earn an Associate of Arts Degree or Certificate of Completion in Labor Studies.  For more information call     213.763.7129 or visit

Dolores Huerta Labor Institute

Named after the United Farm Workers co-founder, the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute is an educational partnership between the Los Angeles Community College District and founding Los Angeles unions. It aims to educate community college students about the long neglected history, rich diverse cultural heritage, and present position of working people, and equips students with the tools to analyze and understand their experiences in the workplace. To learn more about the Dolores Huerta Labor Institute please visit

Miguel Contreras Learning Complex (MCLC)

Named after the late leader of the Los Angeles County Federation of labor, Miguel Contreras, MCLC opened it’s doors right outside of Downtown Los Angeles on September 5, 2006. The school sits on the former site of HERE Local 11, the union Miguel led upon arriving to Los Angeles in 1987. Known as a new technology school, MCLC houses three small learning communities: The Academic Leadership Community (ALC), Business & Tourism (B&T) and Social Justice.

UCLA Labor Center

As part of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the UCLA Labor Center serves as an important source of information about unions and workers to interested scholars and students. Through its extensive connections with unions and workers, the Labor Center also provides labor with important and clearly defined access to UCLA’s resources and programs. To learn more about the UCLA Labor Center please visit

Labor Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills

California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is the only state-supported four year university in Southern California that offers a Bachelor of Arts major in this field. Designed with the assistance of state and local labor leaders, Labor Studies at CSUDH coordinates with programs at community colleges, such as Trade Tech, Harbor, ELAC, as well as with the UCLA Labor Studies program and the National Labor College. CSUDH also works with the Dolores Huerta Institute’s educational initiatives, and interacts with the Harry Bridges Institute and other local labor centers.

The Labor Studies Program offers a major, a minor, and a certificate program.  All of their classes, and those of many affiliate departments, are held on nights, weekends, and online. CSUDH also has an active Labor Studies Club.

To learn more about the labor studies program at CSUDH please visit or contact:

Vivian Price, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Labor Studies
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St. Carson, CA  90747
Office: 310-243-3583         Labor Studies and PACE office: 310-243-3640