The Labor Studies Center is a comprehensive labor and employment educational extension center that is dedicated to improving the lives of working people while contributing to an organization's economic success. The Center conducts innovative labor and employment workshops and programs tailored to assist in the development of high quality jobs and improve the social and economic conditions of workers and their communities. The "Labor School" is the Labor Studies Center's premier leadership development program.
The Center was created in 1988 to honor Douglas A. Fraser, the former President of the United Auto Workers and also University Professor of Labor Studies at Wayne State University. The Center provides a forum to promote education and research on topics of interest to workers, employers, and unions.