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6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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                                                                       Who We Are and What We Do

The Washington State Labor and Research Center was created by the Legislature in 1987 to provide training and classes for and about working Washingtonians. 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.

The Labor Center, now part of the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College, partners with unions, community-based organizations and educational institutions throughout Washington State.
Our teaching is based on a popular education model that draws heavily on the experiences of workshop participants. 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.

The Labor Center also organizes 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.

Research staff provides timely analysis of current economic trends and policy issues of interest to Washington workers and their organizations.

The Labor Center receives funding from the Washington State Legislature to pursue our educational mission. The Labor Center charges fees 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.

Our staff is available as guest speakers, trainers or presenters. Please contact us to learn how we can serve your organization!

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