About Us

This program is coordinated by the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at The City University of New York (CUNY) in partnership with the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education and the Harvard Law School Labor and Work life Program, and in collaboration with other institutions of higher education.

We seek to broaden and strengthen communications and exchanges between China and U.S. universities, government and non-governmental  organizations. Our Institution aims to meet the needs of labor educators, professionals, labor relations students, and labor practitioners and to build the capacity of higher education institutions to engage in labor relations education and promote exchanges between the U.S. and China.

Program components include:

  • English/Chinese website (alrexchange.sps.cuny.edu) to post and share readings and curriculum materials for the study of labor relations in the US and China
  • Short-term and long-term programs, degree or non-degree courses host in NYC, Murphy Institute Cuny.
  • Workshops, lectures, discussions and exchanges on topics such as comparative labor relations models; contract bargaining, consultation and negotiations; contract administration and enforcement; dispute resolution; union education, organizing and research

Why Study Labor Relations?

The study of Labor Relations provides a theoretical and practical understanding of employment relations, labor law, and unions, focusing on how the interests of workers are defined, challenged, and defended in contemporary workplaces. The global economy has profoundly impacted labor relations around the world, and the study of comparative labor systems and issues can help to prepare labor scholars and practitioners to respond to current and future challenges.

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