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



Covid-19 and Labor Rights in the USA, Germany & Canada

How has this pandemic challenged worker’s rights, and how are unions fighting back? | A live moderated discussion on

April 27, 2021 | 10:00 AM –…




The Female Face of the Populist & Far Right



EVENT | Right-Wing Populism: The Latest Anti-Worker Agenda?

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in cooperation with the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University invite you to an…


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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