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Labor Relations & Research Center

The Labor Relations and Research Center conducts research on work, the labor movement, and labor relations. This research is funded by the labor movement and state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Recent research includes race, immigration, and labor; the implementation of living wage ordinances; community responses to plant closings; strategic bargaining campaigns; union organizing; and family and work issues. The Center provides educational services to trade unionists across the Commonwealth, including short courses and seminars as well as larger conferences. The M.S. degree is offered in a limited-residency format for trade union staff and officers nationwide, and also in a two-year, semester-based format.