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Labor Center Conference: February 22nd & 23rd, 2019

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE FUTURE OF JOBS AND ORGANIZING

 Highlights: Keynote address about what's at stake in the current attacks on democracy. Plenary  sessions on barriers to solidarity and the future of organizing. Eleven workshops looking at a key issues and industries.   

More than 40 Seattle-area leaders, activists and academics from 25 unions, colleges, and community organizations will be presenting during the conference. We are so excited to hear from them and grateful for their participation! In addition, we have a number of national visitors participating. 

Visiting Presenters 

  • Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO
  • Bill Fletcher, Jr., Author and Activist
  • Abdirahman Muse and Hibaq Mohamed, Awood Center in Minneapolis
  • Chris Baehrend,  President of the Chicago Association of Charter Teachers, Chicago Teachers Union 

Go to our Classes and Events page to see descriptions of conference sessions and who is presenting.

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What We Do

The Labor Center works with unions, community-based organizations and within colleges throughout Washington State to provide training and classes for and about working people.

Our mission is to use the best practices of adult education to design programs to help working women and men develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be leaders at work and in their communities. We offer specific skills-development classes like steward training, collective bargaining, and meeting facilitation, and broader informational programs like labor history, and economics for working families.

Our teaching is based on a popular education model that draws heavily on the experiences of workshop participants. We also organize conferences and workshops open to the public. The Center houses a variety of resources, such as book and film libraries, that are available for public use.

Our staff is available as guest speakers or presenters. Some of our services are provided free of charge. Fees are charged for some classes, conferences, and events. When we design a training for a particular organization we charge an hourly and/or daily fee for preparation and instruction, plus expenses. All terms are agreed upon in advance. Please contact us to learn how we can serve your organization.

The Labor Center receives funding from the Washington State Legislature to pursue our educational mission. Current funding does not support all the services provided by our statewide organization. Your contribution can help the Labor Education Center empower working people through education. You can contribute by sending a check or making an online donation.

To Make a Tax Deductible Donation, make your check payable to: South Seattle College Foundation, put “Labor Center” or "WA-LERC"  in the memo line. Mail it to the Foundation at 1600 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1499.    

All donations to the College Foundation are tax deductible.  Please note that if you make your check out to the Labor Center, it is not a tax-deductible contribution.


Washington State Labor Education and Research Center
South Seattle College Georgetown Campus
  6737 Corson Ave S, Building B Room 106  
  Seattle, WA 98108
  206-934-6671
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