Economic and Labor Policy

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The global financial and economic crisis, its aftermath and the crisis of the European Union are unique challenges for the transatlantic partners. We contribute to a political dialogue on economic and labor relations with a special focus on economic opportunity, inequality, labor relations and trade on both sides of the Atlantic. We actively engage with policy makers, economists and unions from Europe, the United States and Canada to promote progressive economic ideas, just jobs, social justice and the democratization of the workplace. We also advance a fair trade agenda that expands opportunities for all with programs on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Events

JustJobs Network (JJN) Annual Conference 2015: "Squaring Higher Wages and Competitiveness"

The conference preceded the joint meeting of the Group of 20 Finance and Labor Ministers. At the conference, JJN released its annual report "Global...

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Lunch Discussion on TTIP with Reiner Hoffmann (DGB) and Richard Trumka (AFL-CIO)

Organized in cooperation with the German Marshall Fund

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Meeting on Re-Industrialization

This event was co-organized by the Center for American Progress.

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Latest Publications

Right-Wing Populism and Authoritarian Nationalism in the U.S. and Europe

Despite recent setbacks, right-wing populism continues to challenge liberal

democracies. It can be read as a revolt of those who consider themselves...

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Yasmin Fahimi, State Secretary at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Speaks on Social Injustice, Social Policies, as well as the Transatlantic Relationship.

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There Is No Alternative

Why Germany’s Right-Wing Populists Are Losing Steam (published in Foreign Affairs, March 10, 2017)

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  • Photo: German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Andrea Nahles

JustJobs Network (JJN)

The JustJobs Network (JJN) - which the FES office in Washington, DC is part of - is a diverse global network of research and advocacy organizations focused on labor and employment issues. The JJN was founded within the Center for American Progress and became an independent organization in 2013, with a dual presence in Washington, DC and New Delhi.

Website of JustJobs Network

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
USA and Canada

Contact

Economic and Labor Policy

Knut Panknin
+1-202-408-5444 #103
k.panknin[at]fesdc.org

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