About

No region has a more dramatic and consequential labor history than the Pacific Northwest. The Labor Archives of Washington (LAW) was founded in 2010 to preserve and make accessible the records of working people and their unions, documenting the local, national, and international dimensions of the labor movement in this region.

The Labor Archives is a collaborative project of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University of Washington Libraries. Funding for the Archives comes largely from the labor movement. The contributions of dozens of unions and hundreds of individuals make this possible (see Founders Circle information).

Mission

    Labor Archives Advisory Committee

    The Labor Archives is a unit of the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries. It is guided by an Advisory Board drawn from labor, academic, and community leaders of Washington State.

    Membership

    Michael McCann, Comnmittee Co-Chair

      Professor of Political Science
      Director, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
      University of Washington

    Paul Constantine, Committee Co-Chair

      Associate Dean of University Libraries, Director of Special Collections
      University of Washington Libraries

    Cindy Domingo

      Activist in Labor and Social Justice
      Chief of Staff to Larry Gossett, Metropolitan King County Council, District 2

    Bob Gorman

      Business Representative
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46 (Retired)
      IBEW 46 History Committee

    Nicole Grant

    Executive Secretary-Treasurer
    ML King County Central Labor Council

    James Gregory

    Professor of History
    University of Washington

    Anne Jenner

    Pacific Northwest Curator
    Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries

    Ian Kennedy

    Past President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 52

    Tracy Lai

    Professor of History, Seattle Central College
    Secretary, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
    Co-President, AFT Seattle Community Colleges

    George Lovell

    Professor of Political Science
    Chair, Political Science Department
    Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies
    University of Washington

    Tom Lux

    President, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association
    International Association of Machinists, Local 751 History Committee

    Ronald Magden

    Historian
    Tacoma Community College (Retired)

    Terri Mast

    Secretary Treasurer
    Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific

    Ross Rieder

    President (Retired)
    Pacific Northwest Labor History Association

    Eugene Vrana

    Director of Educational Services (Retired)
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union

    Robin Walker

    Director of Educational Services, Librarian
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union