The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) works with unions, community-based organizations and within colleges throughout Washington State to provide training and classes for and about working people. Our mission is to help working women and men develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to be leaders at work and in their communities. Our goal is to equip all types of workers with the skills to run effective organizations and build a 21st century labor movement.
The Labor Center houses the Will Parry library with hundreds of books about labor. We also have movies that can be checked out and other resources available for public use.