SLU’s Murphy Institute offers educational opportunities for union members and serves as an academic resource on issues of concern to workers and poor and working-class communities.

The Murphy Institute partners with unions, employers, government, and other CUNY units to provide courses and degree programs of all types, both in the liberal arts and technical fields.

The Murphy Institute sponsors public forums and national conferences; conducts research; publishes New Labor Forum, a nationally acclaimed journal; offers leadership development programs to encourage greater civic participation; and organizes a number of specialized local, national, and international  initiatives.