About the Labor Center

The Labor Center conducts educational programming for workers and their organizations. Since the Labor Center's founding in 1951, tens of thousands of Iowa workers and union members have participated in Labor Center classes on practical industrial relations, labor and employment law, occupational health and safety, labor history, communications and leadership, and economics and public policy. Today, as part of The University of Iowa College of Law, the Center annually reaches over 2,000 adult learners through a wide range of non-credit course offerings both on and off campus. The Labor Center also conducts applied research; engages in community partnerships, outreach events, and special projects related to labor issues; provides information on labor and workplace issues to faculty, students, and the public; and mentors students interested in careers in labor-related fields.

Labor Center Reports

Download our Year-End 2021-2022 report here

Download our Mid-year 2021-2022 report here

Labor Center Annual Highlights Newsletters

Click PDF icon2018_year_in_review.pdf  newsletter

Click PDF iconannualhighlights2016-17.pdf for the 2016-17 newsletter

Click PDF iconlaborcenterannualhighlights2015-16.pdf

Click PDF iconLaborCenterAnnualHighlights2014-15.pdf for the 2014-15 newsletter

Click PDF iconLaborCenterAnnualHighlights2013-14.pdf for the 2013-14 newsletter

Click PDF iconLabor Center Annual Highlights 2012-13.pdf for the 2012-13 newsletter