In partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, we hosted a convening on the role that the labor movement can play in strengthening and protecting our country’s commitment to democracy. Key topics included the relationship between union membership and voter participation, the role of labor in building racial solidarity, and the impact of recent reform movements on democratic practices within unions. The insights surfaced from these conversations will frame a research agenda and policy options focused on building the capacity of workers and their organizations to advance democratic values, promote equality, and shape a more just society.
This event marks the first in a series of convenings that will explore the connection between labor and democracy. Learn more about the series here.