Washington State Labor Education and Research Center

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Labor Education

We use popular education to support people's developing skills in workplace leadership and advocacy, and build knowledge of workers' rights, labor history, and our political systems. Contact our Labor Education team for more information about public trainings, conferences, leadership cohorts, and customized trainings for union staff and leaders. See our training catalog here.

Applied Research

Our research team creates timely, relevant reports on Washington’s working families, with special emphasis on the needs of Washington women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color, low wage, immigrant, and vulnerable workers. Contact us if you are interested in collaborating or have applied labor policy research ideas. See our past research here.

Workers Rights Manual

We publish and maintain the Washington State Workers’ Rights Manual which is a comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide for workers and their advocates looking for information on rights, benefits and the law. In order to make this resource more accessible, we have launched rightsatworkwa.org, where you can find the complete manual online. Contact us with questions, additional resources or for a mailed/printed copy of the manual.

Will Parry Library

The Will Parry Library is a labor and workers rights specialty library that includes books, periodicals, movies, documentaries, pamphlets and zines. Browse and check out our materials online for free shipping (prepaid return envelope included) or stop by the Labor Center to browse. See our latest titles and catalog here or contact us to the checkout items or suggest titles.

Contact or Visit the Labor Center

South Seattle College Georgetown Campus
6737 Corson Ave S, Building B Room 106  
Seattle, WA 98108

Phone: 206-934-6671

View a staff directory here

The Labor Center is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday and is located on the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College in Building B, Room 106. We are accessible by Metro Routes 60, 124, 131 and 132. Click here for a campus map and directions or contact us to arrange for a visit.