Economy and Labor

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The transformation of our economies through digitalization is in full swing. The power of data and automation, combined with the global threats posed by increasing inequality and climate change prompts us to rethink what our economies will look like, and what the work of the future will be – for workers and employers. In close cooperation with policy makers, unions, progressive think tanks and economists, as well as social movements, we address questions around work of the future, skills development, transatlantic trade, labor relations, and a just transition in the U.S., Canada and Germany. In all of our programs, we develop and promote ideas that will lead us to more democratic, sustainable, and socially equitable economies with increased worker voices and strong unions.

Events

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To commemorate and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution in Central and Eastern Europe, the...

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1989 | Commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, Reflecting upon our Political Present

Join us on November 9th! Information and Registration here

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Work and Workers of the Future: A Transatlantic Conference

Join us on October 3rd, 2019! Information and Registration here

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Latest Publications

Wer wird Präsident_in? Die Themen der Demokraten im Vergleich

Michael Czogalla und Alice Schlieker

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Who can defeat Trump?

Sanders, Biden, Warren? With the race in Iowa too tight to call, there's just one winner so far: American social democracy -by Harlod Meyerson

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The Double Standard at Work: European Corporate Investment and Workers' Rights in the American South

A new report from our partners at the the AFL-CIO, authored by Lance Compa from Cornell University.

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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
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Economy and Labor

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

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