The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) is the University’s newest School and the only interdisciplinary program in Labor and Urban Studies in the nation. We are committed to preparing students for leadership in public service and social advocacy and to providing opportunities for career advancement and economic security.

With undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in Labor and Urban studies, SLU offers students opportunities to examine the world of work and workers from the perspective of diverse working-class communities. Its curriculum includes economics, history, politics, and research methods as well as theoretical and practical courses in labor and community organizing and administration. With monthly forums and conferences, SLU is a hub of activity for labor and community advocates who work toward social change.

SLU is a School for students who want to put their commitment to social justice into practice. Our students work in unions, municipal agencies, and government. Our faculty includes world-class scholars and expert practitioners in labor, non-profit institutions, and government. We welcome you to join the SLU community.