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What Are Just Jobs?

Sabina Dewan explains why it's important to have just jobs worldwide.

Sabina Dewan

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

Social Protection Is a Necessity, Not a Privilege Report
Workers take notes from a lob-listing board in the Phillipines. (AP/Pat Roque)

Social Protection Is a Necessity, Not a Privilege

The Great Recession highlights deficiencies in social protection systems that should be in place to promote broad-based economic growth.

Sabina Dewan

Bringing Coherence to the Promotion of Just Jobs Report
With 212 million people unemployed around the globe, the most pressing item on the global economic agenda must be the creation of just jobs. (iStockphoto)

Bringing Coherence to the Promotion of Just Jobs

Developed and developing countries alike must get behind an agenda that focuses on the creation of “just jobs” for the global economy.

Sabina Dewan

It’s the Jobs, Stupid! Article
President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak talk during the G-20 SME Finance Challenge Award winners ceremony at the G-20 summit in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, November 12, 2010. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

It’s the Jobs, Stupid!

Job creation is the common goal that G-20 countries should be banding together to work on, writes Sabina Dewan.

Sabina Dewan

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