Robert Cherny’s new monumental biography of Harry Bridges tells the life story of the person who built the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) into a labor powerhouseRead more
This March, April and May, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is proud to participate in Labor Spring 2023 , a nationwide series of teach-ins, events and actions.
Over ten events, hosted on-line and in-person, are being organized or sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center. In line...Read more
Jake Grumbach, Associate Professor of Political Science and Bridges Center Standing Committee member, recently spoke with David Leonhardt of the New York Times about unions' role in politics - specifically, how Michigan passing a bill to repeal right-to-work out of the state House of...Read more
Andrew Hedden , Associate Director at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, recently had a conversation with KUOW's Libby Denkmann about how current tech layoffs, including those at Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, and Google are being compared to layoffs of the past, specifically the 'Boeing...Read more
On February 13th, the Bridges Center was proud to host a panel of eight labor leaders representing a variety of positions, experiences, and paths to working in labor for a discussion with students, faculty, and community. There are many ways to work in and be involved in the labor movement - and...Read more
Rachel Erstad , Labor Research Coordinator at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, was recently quoted in a feature by Crosscut examining unionization efforts by workers at Starbucks .
Erstad sees the union drive at Starbucks as part of a generational shift in the views of unions...Read more
A new study by a team of UW researchers, including Harry Bridges Center Faculty Associate Jennifer Romich and former Bridges Center Director Kim England, finds that nonprofit social services workers in Seattle are grossly underpaid compared to other sectors.
Each quarter, the Harry Bridges Center sponsors a number of diverse Labor Studies courses. In Spring quarter 2023, these courses include HSTAA 353 - Class, Labor, and American Capitalism (a foundational course of the Labor Studies Minor) and LABOR 360/GWSS 360 - Social Reproduction Theory and...Read more
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO welcomes UW student Ahshah Kennedy as Race & Labor Intern through the Bridges Center's Building a Movement program.Read more
The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies recently celebrated the 30 th anniversary of the founding of the Labor Studies program at the University of Washington.Read more