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THE FUTURE OF LABOR

THE LOW WAGE WORKERS’ FIGHT IS WORLDWIDE!
A discussion with representatives from the Mexican Frente Auténtico del Trabajo - June 26, 6pm - NYC

From Tuesday, June 24, through Thursday, June 26, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, in collaboration with the Left Labor Project, will host two representatives from the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FA), culminating in a publi...

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JACKSON RISING: REPORTING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD
June 3, 6:30pm - NYC

Check out the report from this event in the Indypendent. Join us on Tuesday, June 3, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, to discuss Jackson, Mississippi’s recent New Economies Conference. Lead Organizer Kali Akuno will come together wi...

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RLS–NYC AT THE JACKSON RISING CONFERENCE
May 2 - 4, 2014 - Jackson, Mississippi

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Following the tragic death of beloved activist and leftist Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, more than a thousand people will convene in Jackson, Mississippi, to support work toward h...

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PROJECT OF THE POWERFUL
Ulrike Herrmann

Ulrike Herrmann on Free Trade. Americans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency specul...

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WORK IS WORTH MORE
The Minimum Wage in the U.S. and E.U. - April 29, 6:30pm - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! On Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30-8pm, join the Economic Policy Institute’s Heidi Shierholz and the Hans Böckler Stiftung’s Thorsten Schulten to discuss...

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ANALYZING TAFTA/TTIP
John Hilary

By John Hilary – In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific Partners...

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UNIONS & EXTENDING SOLIDARITY TO THE ECOSYSTEM
Laura Flanders & Sean Sweeney

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UNIONS AND CHILDCARE
Expanding Access, Raising Standards - Dec 18, 6 pm - NYC

Quality child care is vitally important to ensuring the wellbeing of children and for promoting gender equality in the workplace and throughout society, but in both the United States and Canada, governments are cutting back services in this...

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SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
An international conference in collaboration with UNRISD - Geneva - 2013

Global crises and growing concerns about the social and environmental consequences of our market-oriented development pose the question of how we might imagine alternative forms of production, finance, and consumption. In different regions...

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TRINATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON LABOR
The State of Labor 20 Years after NAFTA - Dec. 2-3 - L.A., California

This roundtable gathering will bring together key labor leaders in Canada, the USA, and Mexico focused on the sectors of Public Education, Human Rights, Energy, and Telecommunications. One of a series of Trinational Solidarity Network meeti...

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TRADE UNIONS FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY
October 9-11 - Tarrytown, NY

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! We face a global social and environmental crisis of unprecedented proportions, one that touches the lives of every worker regardless of where they live. At the same time, n...

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UNIONS GO GREEN
Stefanie Ehmsen, Lara Skinner, Tadzio Müller & Emmaia Gelman

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RISING INEQUALITY IN CANADA
Trish Hennessy

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TRADE UNIONS FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY
Energy Democracy Initiative

In order to coordinate their fight for sustainability and social justice, trade unions from around the globe, together with Cornell’s GLI and RLS-NYC, have formed the TUED initiative in May 2013. ...

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RESIST, RECLAIM, RESTRUCTURE
Sean Sweeney

When it comes to the global energy system, trade unions recognize that business as usual is not sustainable. Union members are already feeling the impacts of climate change, whether as first responders to climate catastrophes or as members ...

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DEATH OF A YUPPIE DREAM
Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich

By Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich – Saddled with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, unemployed or working part-time for not much more than minimum wage: the struggling recent college graduate has—thanks ...

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TEACHERS ON STRIKE
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. When newly elected President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, he was also firing the first shots in a new offensive against workers in the United States. The new...

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THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well. In c...

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ENERGY EMERGENCY, ENERGY TRANSITION
Conference - NYC District Council of Carpenters -

On October 10-12 in New York City, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute convened the “Energy Emergency, Energy Transition” conference. This invitation-only roundtable brought together over sixt...

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker h...

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NEWS / EVENTS

Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. READ MORE

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NEWS / EVENTS

Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a multi-partner initiative coordinated by the New York-based International Program for......
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