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5 June - 7 June 2014, New York

Transatlantic Social Dialogue: 12th annual meeting

The Transatlantic Social Dialogue (TSD) is a series of annual meetings that bring together academic researchers and union leaders from Europe, especially Germany, Britain and the European Trade Union Confederation, and the United States.

Participants meet to discuss the current state of trade unions, labour market forces, and social policies in their respective countries and exchange ideas and strategies for developing solutions to the growing social and economic challenges facing workers and trade unions. These meetings also promote a better understanding of the partners' current research projects and needs and have resulted in important research partnerships among participants and other organizations.

Meetings typically include 40-50 participants and have taken place in Ithaca in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012, Brussels in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013, and Berlin in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

This year's TSD meeting is scheduled for June 5-7 in New York City. Sessions include: EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; Building a Labour Movement for the 21st Century; Organizing and Leadership Development Initiatives in the U.S. and Europe; Trade Unions Confronting the Climate Crises; and Innovative Organizing Strategies.

The project is sponsored by the ETUI, the Hans Böckler Stiftung and the ILR School's Worker Institute at Cornell University.

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