UCR's Inland Empire Labor and Community Research Center

Welcome to IELCC!

Mission Statement

The UCR Inland Empire Labor and Community Center brings together workers, students, faculty, labor and community organizations, and policymakers to address critical issues facing working people and their communities in the Inland Empire and California. By Inland Empire, we refer to the communities within Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, including High Desert communities and other areas. Through our research and our engagement with local communities and UCR students, we seek to promote good jobs and to improve employment opportunities for all workers in the region and state and to do so in ways that are beneficial to our communities and are environmentally sustainable. Through our activities, we also strive to educate and empower the next generation of community and labor leaders, to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within our regional and state economy, and to expand and improve the rights of workers and immigrants.

Labor Summer 2023 Orientation
UCR Labor Summer 2023 Orientation. From left to right: Balgis Muhommad, Jana Gad, Jeffery Ortega, Arlette Guttirez, Gabriela Martinez, Jacqueline Ma, Lesli Escobar, George Jimenez, Elizabeth Romo Romero, Deidre Reyes, Jeddy Jacinto Molina, Arturo Ramirez Diego, Gregory B. Hutchins (Chief of Staff IELCC).