Once the research and analysis are complete, findings will be presented at an international conference for both labor researchers and union leaders from all four countries. We hope our research will contribute to the development of better union strategies to integrate immigrant workers, at the workplace and in society.
impact statement issue
In an increasingly global society, the integration of immigrant workers is a burning issue across the global North. So is growing inequality. To address both problems, labor unions in some countries have focused organizing effort on low-wage immigrant workforces. Labor movement revitalization holds promise for integrating immigrant workers and reducing inequality, and in so doing contributing to the development of a more economically and socially sustainable society.
impact statement response
We have completed a series of case studies in each of four countries, locating both problems and best-practice cases. We are now in the process of developing the cross-national comparative analysis, to sort out causal relationships and point toward policy implications and potential mutual learning.
impact statement summary
In this research project, we examine the ways in which labor unions can contribute to the workplace and civic integration of immigrant workers. Our data base is a collection of original in-depth case studies in four countries: Germany, France, the U.S. and U.K.