Economy and Labor

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.

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



EVENT: "Confronting the Digital Workplace: Whose Power? Whose Voice?"

Join us and the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor for a digital discussion on January 27, 2021


Inauguration Day in America: Linking Washington and Berlin

EVENT | January 20, 2021



Biden's Domestic Agenda Priorities for Progressive Policies

ONLINE LIVE EVENT: 1 December, 2020


Latest Publications

In Whose Interest? Gender and Far-Right Politics in the United States

This report examines women’s and gender politics in the U.S. in the context of far-right nationalist populism and extremism, in three parts. First, it…



Ein System mit Vorerkrankungen


Warum die USA schwer mit der Corona-Wirtschaftskrise zu kämpfen haben


8. Mai: Wir verdanken den USA viel


von Knut Dethlefsen: Am 8. Mai 1945 endete nicht nur der Zweite Weltkrieg in Europa. Es begann auch eine enge Partnerschaft zwischen Deutschland und…


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