Toward a Progressive 2020s

A German-American Dialogue on Worker Rights and Welfare | Date: July 7, 2020, 10am – 12:00 PM EDT


The Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung proudly present:  


Toward a Progressive 2020s 
A German-American Dialogue on Worker Rights and Welfare     


Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 10am – 12:00 PM EDT 

Via Zoom Video Conference

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Please join us for a conversation on the future of worker rights and welfare policies with Jens Zimmermann, Bundestag delegate from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Hesse. Topics of discussion will include universal job security and unemployment rights, police violence, regulating the digital economy, immigration and citizenship access, racial and gender justice in public institutions, and planning for climate and public health emergencies.


  • Lane Windham, Co-Director of WILL Empower (Moderator)  
  • Jens Zimmermann, Member of the German Bundestag 
  • Saron Block, Ex. Director, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard University 
  • Thea Lee, President of the Economic Policy Institute 
  • William E. Spriggs, Chief Economist of the AFL-CIO

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