The Institute for Labor Studies & Research (ILSR) is a private, non-profit educational institution that provides education and training to enable working Rhode Islanders and the labor movement to have a stronger voice in the workplace, to participate more effectively in Rhode Island’s changing job market and to create a more just and equitable society.

The Institute provides a wide variety of education and training programs that are responsive to the needs of Rhode Island residents. The Institute’s courses, seminars and workshops range from job skills training, ESL and GED, to labor education and leadership training and on-line courses which are open to members of the labor community as well as the community at large. Additional courses are also offered both as open enrollment or as contracted courses that are customized for unions, businesses or industry and which are conducted either at the Institute or onsite.

The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement.

The primary mission of CLUW is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of our unions to deal effectively with our objectives.


The Rhode Island AFL-CIO's constituency groups are unions' bridge to diverse communities allowing for creating and strengthening partnerships to enhance the standard of living for all workers and their families.

Constituency Groups and Community Partners

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