UCLA Labor Center

Parent Worker Project

Garment and domestic worker parents advocate for their children’s education.

Inside the Parent Worker Project


ReWork Student Researcher Receives Best Community Project Award

ReWork student researcher receives the 2019 Best Community Project Award

Learning Together! An Innovative Tutoring Program for Low-wage Janitor, Garment, and Domestic Worker Children

Learn about the impact of our innovative tutoring model and the Parent Worker Project.

Parent to Parent, Building to Building, School to School

In collaboration with Building Skills Partnership (BSP), the UCLA Labor Center’s “Parent to Parent, Building to Building, School to School” project focused on improving educational opportunities for janitors’ families and communities.

Press Advisory: Students to Welcome Garment, Domestic, and Janitorial Workers and their Children to UCLA for Family Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS ADVISORY for April 21, 2018 Media Contact: Veena Hampapur, (310) 489-3957, veenash@ucla.edu   Students to Welcome Garment, Domestic, and Janitorial Workers and their Children to UCLA for Family Day UCLA students embrace the notion that a

Press Release: New Report Shows Los Angeles Retail Workers Face Hours Crisis

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2018 Media Contact: Veena Hampapur, veenash@ucla.edu, (213) 480-4155 x212    New Report Shows Los Angeles Retail Workers Face Hours Crisis Unreliable and Insufficient Hours Create Hardships for LA Retail Workers LOS ANGELES – A

New UCLA Study Shows LA Retail Workers Face Hours Crisis

This report details the adverse impacts of unpredictable scheduling on LA’s 140,000+ retail workers.

Low-wage Parent Worker Symposium

    The UCLA Labor Center, Building Skills Partnership, SEIU-USWW Janitor Parents, community and union educators, LAUSD leaders and parent coordinators will be hosting an interactive session, Low-wage Parent Worker Symposium: Transformative Approaches to Childhood Education focused on discussing childhood

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

The report documents findings from a worker-led study, in which Garment Worker Center members, and student supporters, conducted a survey with local garment workers about their child care needs and the barriers they encounter.