University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center

Oregon’s prevailing wage law investigated

A new study finds that Oregon's prevailing wage law raises the wages of workers on public construction projects, but not the project cost.

University of Oregon LERC celebrates 40 years of support for labor

The $1 million a year university extension program helps unions with training and research.


Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. names Kelly Kupcak to succeed Connie Ashbrook. Barbara Byrd retires from UO LERC.

Class War in the Capital City

In his new book, Gordon Lafer argues there's a top-down class war under way, in which business groups are using state legislatures to remake America.

PERS under threat … again

Some in the Oregon Legislature want to divert current employee contributions to make up for the system's investment losses.

South Florida labor leader named newest faculty member at University of Oregon LERC

Sherman Henry is the longtime leader of an AFSCME local at the nation's fourth-largest school system.

LERC instructor Helen Moss retires

Moss has been with University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center since 1999.

New UO LERC instructor: Sarah Laslett

Laslett most recently directed the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center.

The high cost of low wages

Report says quarter of Oregon's work force is low-wage, and too many rely on public benefits

New LERC instructor brings an organizer’s perspective

Raahi Reddy was hired to replace longtime labor educator Marcus Widenor, who retired.