Office of Research

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies


The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies engages students in labor studies through courses and field work. We promote connections between students, faculty, and labor communities locally and around the world, and inform policy makers about issues confronting workers.

The Center supports a network of scholars in cutting-edge research, education, and outreach about work, workers, and their organizations.

Core Services Offered

Labor Archives of Washington State,
Labor Studies Minor,
Scholarships & Prizes,

Funding Information:

Samuel Bassett Scholarship in Labor Studies (Est. 1975)
Labor and Employment Relations Association Scholarship (Est. 1997)

Reporting Structure:

Robert Stacey, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science

Center Details

Directors: McCann, Michael
Hedden, Andrew (Associate Director)
Location: Smith Hall, Rooms M266 & M268
Year Started: 1992
Administrator / Program Manager: Ramirez, Jessica
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: Political Science 
Faculty Involvement: 12 standing committee members and 60 faculty associates