Seeing 2020

Stay tuned for details on virtual Summer School!

  • Core classes include: Political Issues Facing Oregon Workers, Communicating Labor’s Message with Confidence and Authority, Internal Organizing, and Building Tradespersons and a Community of Interest.
  • Workshop tracks include: Effective Member Engagement, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace, and an Issues Track that will review PERS and Pensions, Health Care, and other policy topics.
  • The Coronavirus Pandemic and Its Implications for Workers and Unions.

The Labor Education and Research Center is a state-wide program that combines teaching, research, and public service to improve the lives of Oregon’s workers, their families, and their communities.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the variety of classes, services, research, and other resources LERC offers.

A video history of LERC: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary

Learn about your rights in the workplace
Topics include grievance handling, organizing, bargaining, the law, and more.

Research Expertise
Gain new insights from our research on promoting economic equity, contracting of public services, and worker health and safety.

Helping Union Members Learn and Lead
Labor unions network with each other and develop new leadership capacity from our workshops and customized facilitation and strategic planning services.


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