The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center has just released a report on the economic impact of unions on Washington workers: The Union Effect: Raising Standards for Workers Across Washington. This "first of its kind” document was co-authored by Lee Firori, a graduate student in...Read more
The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is pleased to announce the release of Life Histories of Labor and Resilience: 25 years of Casa Latina in Seattle by Yvette Iribe Ramirez and Ricardo Gomez.
This beautiful collection of stories and images is the result of a project...Read more
Each academic year the Harry Bridges Center is proud to offer financial support to students whose work and service is dedicated to issues of labor and social justice. Meet some of our students and the important projects we supported in 2018/19.
Alika Bourgette ...Read more
Did you know that throughout campus you can find several Labor artworks? Together, these unique pieces (many crafted by workers) tell the history of labor and the labor movement in Washington state and beyond.
The Harry Bridges Center has put together this short guide for anyone...Read more
The Harry Bridges Center was delighted to learn that Michael Aguirre has been awarded the UW Graduate School’s Distinguished Dissertation in the Humanities and Fine Arts Award!
Aguirre received his PhD for his dissertation, “The Wages of Borders: Political Economy, Labor Activism, and...Read more
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. The Washington...Read more
With great sadness we learned that Steve Marquardt passed away on Friday, July 5th. Steve was a distinguished labor researcher and activist who played a foundational role as the first graduate student assistant to the Harry Bridges Chair and the Center for Labor Studies. Charles Bergquist, a...Read more
This September the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the UW Department of History will welcome Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering. Oechtering joins us a Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. During his postdoctoral tenure within the Department of History,...Read more
The Bridges Center is proud to announce the recipients of our Graduate Labor Research Grants for 2019-2020.Read more
Up to $13,000 available to UW faculty or graduate students for labor research relevant to policy makers in Washington State.Read more