July 14, 2023

Labor Spring 2023 was a nationwide series of events elevating current worker’s rights campaigns, exploring historical movements for workers, and advancing the ongoing efforts to promote racial and gender equity in the worker’s justice movement. Led by Georgetown University’s...Read more

July 05, 2023

This snapshot of Constituency Groups of Color was done as a project in LABOR 480 by Anita Zeng. Anita partnered with the WSLC to connect with union members participating in Constituency Groups of Color regarding their experiences in the labor movement.

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May 15, 2023

Bridges Center Assistant Director of Student and Community Engagement, Sai Ahmed, speaks with the College of Arts & Sciences about our paid internship: Building a...Read more

May 02, 2023

Olivia Orosco is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at UW Seattle. For this work, Orosco received funding from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the Howard Martin Award from the Department of Geography. This research was the focus of Orosco’s 2022 Master’s thesis. Orosco's...Read more

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