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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 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/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/burrow_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/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/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ruggie_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/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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