The Bridges Center was delighted to learn that Clara Raftery, the 2019-20 recipient of the Martin and Anne Jugum Scholarship in Labor Studies, has been awarded a Mary Gates Research Scholarship for her project on campus workers and labor activism.Read more
Enroll now for summer 2020 in the foundational course for the Bridges Center's Labor Studies Minor.Read more
The Bridges Center offers resources to students in the form of funding, events, educational programs, opportunities to get involved, and much more! Our new quarterly Resource Guide is intended to serve as a helpful summary of our programs for undergraduates that are interested in becoming more...Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Bridges Center is committed to collecting and sharing stories about work and employment from across our community.Read more
Teaching Assistants, Zoom-Capitalism, and the Necessity of Study
By Frances H. O'Shaughnessy
As teaching assistants, as workers who study, we are faced with the feverous demand for our academic labor. Facing the latest apocalyptic crisis of liberal modernity, the COVID...Read more
Each year, the Bridges Center awards over $50,000 in scholarships at the University of Washington. Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 academic year.Read more
For most people the word Labor probably conjures up images of manual work, of people in hard hats and high-vis vests, but labor really is in everything we do. Yes, it’s the work we put in at the office or on the job, but it’s also the work we put in at home caring for ourselves and loved ones....Read more
Carrie Freshour is a new addition to the Geography department as an Assistant Professor, as well as a new faculty associate with the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies. Freshour received her PhD from Cornell in Developmental Sociology where she published her dissertation...Read more
Many students who come through the University of Washington's Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies go on to work in the labor movement, implementing real change for working people.
Leo Baunach is one such example.
Baunach, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, is currently the...Read more