About FLRC

The Food Labor Research Center was launched in Fall 2012 by Saru Jayaraman as a project of the Labor Center and affiliated with the Berkeley Food Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. As a leader in the movement for food worker justice, Saru saw a gap in the study of the intersection of food and labor.

While there are several University centers that focus on labor studies, the Food Labor Research Center, housed at the Goldman School of Public Policy is the first academic institution in the country to focus on the intersection between food and labor issues.