UCLA Labor Center

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About UAW Labor Summer 2023

Founded in 2022 and hosted by the UCLA Dream Resource Center, the Labor Summer Fellowship is an annual program that brings together young leaders and community organizations who share a vision for worker justice and labor rights. Student participants are matched with a host organization for an 8-week, full-time fellowship to complete projects that strengthen the intersection between the organization’s social justice mission and labor issues.

This summer, in partnership with UAW 2865 and the UC Berkeley and UC Merced Labor Centers, Labor Summer will be offering a special fellowship program for active members of UAW 2865 devoted to documenting their historic campaign that culminated in the strike this fall. Graduate student fellows from each of the 10 UC campuses will collect archival materials, oral histories, and digital artifacts towards creating educational materials to share with other graduate student workers as they organize for their next campaign. 

Fellowship Application

Application Deadline: April 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM (PST)

Participants in the UAW Labor Summer program will be hired as GSRs at a 50% appointment and will be expected to commit at least 20 hours of work per week on the project. Along with the other undergraduate fellows, fellows in the UAW Labor Summer program will gather for an opening retreat in Los Angeles (June 19-21) and a closing retreat in Berkeley (August 11); however, remote participation in the program is possible along with other accommodations. 

The fellowship is open to graduate students, including undocumented students, who are currently enrolled at one of the ten UC campuses in units represented by UAW.

If you are interested in becoming a UAW Labor Summer 2023 fellow, please review the linked FAQ document below. You can submit your application through the linked application portal below. The deadline for prospective fellows to apply is April 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM (PST).

For questions that are not addressed in the FAQ document, please contact the planning committee at uclaborsummer@gmail.com.