May 01, 2023

Bridges Center Labor Research Coordinator Rachel Erstad spoke with Seattle's KUOW to discuss the state of today's labor movement.Read more

April 28, 2023

In today's complex and rapidly changing economy, it is more important than ever for workers to come together through mobilization and research to create plans for social change. That mantra is the focus of LABOR 480 Labor Studies Research: Applied Research for the...Read more

April 26, 2023

LSJ and sociology major and human rights and labor studies minor, Elizabeth Lu Gao, completed their thesis last term, with Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Research Coordinator, Rachel Erstad, as their second reader. Lu Gao's thesis focused on financial contributions of Detention...Read more

April 24, 2023

On April 19th, The Bridges Center hosted a panel workshop to discuss the roles of public record requests and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in labor research and beyond. This was part of our Labor Spring. Labor Spring is a nationwide series of teach-ins, events, and actions centering...Read more

April 11, 2023

A new Labor Studies art exhibit is now open at the University of Washington's Odegaard Library in Seattle. The exhibit, titled "Contemporary Labor Organizing in Washington State", was created by undergraduate students in the Building a Movement Labor Internship program hosted by the Harry...Read more

April 04, 2023

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards thousands of dollars in research funding to University of Washington graduate students and faculty. Since 1992, the Center has awarded over one hundred grants, producing dozens of reports, books, articles, and more. We are pleased to...Read more

March 27, 2023

Union Summer is a paid ($20/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement.Read more

March 27, 2023

Each year, the Bridges Center awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 academic year.Read more

March 24, 2023

In January 2024, join us in honoring the life and work of Jack O’Dell (1923-2019), who worked creatively and tirelessly to advance the Black Radical Tradition through labor activism, piercing analysis, and political mobilization.Read more

March 23, 2023

March 23rd, 2023 is the third anniversary of "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" in Washington State, and is also the third anniversary of the Custodian Project. Last month, the Custodian Project founder, Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano talked with Bridges Center Research Coordinator, Rachel Erstad about...Read more