May 25, 2021

The University of Washington’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies hosted a forum Wednesday, May 19, that explored the relationship between pension funds and other institutional investors, the climate crisis, and the impacts on communities and the environment. Pension fund...Read more

May 25, 2021

As the administration of President Joe Biden moves to establish a $15 minimum wage for federal contractors, and advocates call to raise the federal minimum wage nationwide, a new report revisits the lessons of Puget Sound’s ground-breaking success in raising the minimum wage to $15.

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May 03, 2021

Join the "Labor Stories During Pandemic Times" class at University of Washington Bothell for three synchronous speculative storytelling sessions . Speculative storytelling uses speculation or conjure to imagine a story with new possibilities for how to think about work, labor, educational pathways...Read more

April 17, 2021

We are excited to share updates regarding the 2020-2021 Labor Award recipients. These students have had to pursue their academic and career goals in times unlike any other, yet they have continued to push forward with the labor movement.Read more

March 29, 2021

The Bridges Center is currently seeking a Mandarin Chinese-speaking undergraduate student at the University of Washington for a paid internship position with Seattle’s Massage Parlor Outreach Project (MPOP).Read more

March 02, 2021

Each year, the Bridges Center awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 academic year.Read more

February 09, 2021

The Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance went into effect in July 2019 and provides some basic labor rights such as minimum wage, rest and meal breaks for nannies, house cleaners, homecare workers and gardeners working in...Read more

February 04, 2021

Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taught us the importance of 3 W's: Wash your hands, wear a mask, and... work?

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

In the midst of a global crisis, millions of Americans showed no signs of surrendering their labor. Healthcare workers were...Read more

January 27, 2021

The Bridges Center offers resources to students in the form of funding, events, educational programs, opportunities to get involved, and much more! Our quarterly Resource Guide is intended to serve as a helpful summary of our programs for undergraduates that are interested in becoming more...Read more

January 09, 2021

At the start of 2021, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is excited to welcome Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer , our first Research Director, to the Bridges Center staff.

As Research Director, Mehta-Neugebauer will be responsible for advancing the research mission of the...Read more