Welcome to the Labor Center

The Washington Labor Education and Research Center provides working people with useful tools, through education, training, conferences and events, and timely, targeted research.  We serve workers of all ages, races, genders, languages and communities, working in many industries.


Our education and research are focused on the daily experience of Washington workers. We use popular education to support workers developing skills in workplace leadership and advocacy, and build knowledge of workers' rights, labor history, and our political systems. Our research team creates timely, relevant reports on Washington’s working families, with special emphasis on the needs of Washington women, BIPOC, low wage, immigrant, and vulnerable workers.

Contact or Visit the Labor Center

The Labor Center is open to the public and is located on the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College in Building B, Room 106. The easiest way to find our building is to enter the campus off of E. Marginal Way S and we are the first building on the right. Parking is $5 (tickets can be purchased at the entrance of Building B) and a printable map is available here.  We are also accessible by Metro Routes 60 and 124.

We have returned to the office and are currently open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays except major holidays. Our offices house the Will Parry Labor Library as well as a large collection of labor DVDs and resource binders from past trainings.  Labor Center staff are on duty other days but working remotely  For information on our training and education programs, contact Emilie Slater, emilie.slater@seattlecolleges.edu. For more information on our research work, contact David West, david.l.west@seattlecolleges.edu.

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

Phone: 206-934-6671
Email: laborcenter@seattlecolleges.edu