Centre for Labour and Social Studies
Originating in the trade union movement, CLASS works to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people.
The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) is the leading left think tank working to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people. Originating in the trade union movement, CLASS has an authentic connection to working people and a unique insight into the challenges society faces.
We combine grassroots voices with intellectually compelling analysis to show an alternative way forward.
CLASS has been shaping and championing left analysis and policy debates since its creation. Our publications, events and training cover issues such as employment, the financial system, the macro economy, public services and housing.
We recognise that these issues are intrinsically linked to inequalities in income, wealth, race, class and gender, and that a fairer society requires structural change.
CLASS produces briefings, policy papers and think pieces spanning a broad policy field. Current projects address issues of race and class, automation, the labour market and Brexit.
CLASS organises seminars and events across the country to encourage discussion on new policy ideas.