About LAW

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.

    Labor Archives Advisory Committee Members

     

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


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


      James Gregory, Professor of History
      University of Washington

       

      Anne Jenner, Pacific Northwest Curator, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections

      University of Washington


      Ian Kennedy, past President
      ILWU Local 52

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

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