Just Jobs


Trade Unions Are Key to a Successful Transition in Egypt Article

Trade Unions Are Key to a Successful Transition in Egypt

Sabina Dewan explains why strong trade unions are essential for “just jobs” in Egypt and for a smooth democratic transition.

Sabina Dewan

‘Just Jobs’ Trump Everything Else Article

‘Just Jobs’ Trump Everything Else

Knut Panknin examines the critical role of employment in the democratic and social transformation of Middle East and North Africa.

Knut Panknin

Sustaining Spring in Egypt Article

Sustaining Spring in Egypt

Sabina Dewan announces the first annual meeting in Cairo of the global “Just Jobs Network,” which will explore ways to generate stable, equal, and sustainable growth through good jobs in Egypt and the Arab world.

Sabina Dewan

Scandinavia’s Intriguing Welcome Mat Article

Scandinavia’s Intriguing Welcome Mat

Åsmund Arup Seip of the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research in Norway examines the balance struck in Northern Europe integrating foreign, European, and domestic workers.

Åsmund Arup Seip

Using Trade to Create Good Jobs at Home and Abroad Article
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, left, looks on as President Barack Obama talks about the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Using Trade to Create Good Jobs at Home and Abroad

CAP hosts U.S.T.R. Ambassador Ron Kirk for a discussion on how trade policy can generate opportunities for workers around the globe.

Just Jobs to Prevent a Region of Bouazizis Article

Just Jobs to Prevent a Region of Bouazizis

Many young workers in the Middle East lack opportunities for good, well-paying jobs and must rely on informal jobs to make ends meet, writes Laura Mitchell.

Laura Mitchell

Just Jobs Depend on a Strong Labor Movement Article
The international trade union movement today is markedly different from the bureaucratic cold war machinery of the past. The International Trade Union Confederation, or ITUC, now has its first female secretary general, Sharan Burrow, above, and it has mobilized heavily to include a better representation of workers. But the movement still faces several challenges. (Flickr/<a href=World Economic Forum)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Just Jobs Depend on a Strong Labor Movement

Liv Torres discusses the challenges international labor is up against as it strives to create better working conditions worldwide.

Liv Torres

Guiding Principles for Just Jobs Article
Six years in the making, the new U.N. Framework and Guiding Principles report by U.N. Special Representative John Ruggie, pictured above, aims to tackle the problem of corporate-related human rights abuse. (Flickr/<a href=United Nations Information Service - Geneva)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Guiding Principles for Just Jobs

Ben Moxham from the Trades Union Congress in the United Kingdom applauds the U.N. effort to hold businesses accountable worldwide for their labor practices, but suggests further steps.

Ben Moxham

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