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).


The Past and Future of Progressive Transatlantic Politics

Public Event w/ Prof. Norman Birnbaum, MP Rolf Mützenich, and MEP Reinhard Bütikofer - April 9, 2018, 12:00 PM

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Marx at 200: A Symposium

The 200th anniversary of his birth offers occasion to reconsider Marx both as a historical actor and as a thinker.

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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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Latest Publications

A president just like Trump?

Donald Trump likes to liken himself to former US president Andrew Jackson. But does the comparison really hold?



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When Uncle Sam stays at home

Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is prompting other countries to take leadership on an array of issues – and that’s no bad thing

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What is to be Done? Germany between Islamic Extremism and Islamophobia

An Action Plan submitted by a commission established by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

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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

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Economic and Labor Policy

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