The UO Labor Education and Research Center Presents…

The LERC/Oregon AFL-CIO Free Summer Speaker Series

This summer, LERC and the Oregon AFL-CIO are taking advantage of Zoom to bring national experts and labor leaders to Oregon union members.

Learn more or register here for one or more of these FREE Webinars.

A new LERC and UO Sociology study on the impacts of the first statewide Fair Workweek law finds “Persistent Unpredictability” in Oregon retail, food services, and hospitality workers’ schedules, as employers find ways to continue changing workers’ schedules at the last minute and avoid paying predictability pay.

While the law is a first step in addressing unstable scheduling practices and increases advance notice and ensures workers have the right to rest between shifts, certain provisions, such as the voluntary standby list, leave room for improvement.  MORE …

LERC is Standing Up for Racial Justice


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.

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.


A video history of LERC: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary

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