Bargaining for the Common Good
Bargaining for the Common Good is a coalition of labor unions and community organizations across the country to use the leverage of collective bargaining with municipalities to benefit the broader public.
Women Innovating Labor Leadership
WILL Empower is a creative, multifaceted initiative that identifies, convenes and trains a new generation of women labor leaders through apprenticeships, fellowships, cohorts of learning and mentoring, and public discourse focused on working women.
Just Employment Policy Project
The Just Employment Policy Project brings together colleges and universities across the country to support just employment policies that reflect Catholic social teaching and respect workers.
Our Visiting Scholar John Russo brings the renowned Working-Class Perspectives blog to the Kalmanovitz Initiative. The blog features commentary on working-class culture, education, and politics from several regular contributors and guest bloggers.
Justice for Janitors DC
The Justice for Janitors DC Digital History Project captures the stories of working people in Washington, DC, and the nation, and brings their history to diverse audiences.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative supports work on anti-sweatshop procurement standards with the Harrison Institute for Public Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Immigration and Labor Project
The Immigration and Labor Program (ILP) is a student program that joins with community organizations in DC to address the needs of working and low-income immigrants.
Research in Action Internship
The Research in Action Internship places students as researchers with top organizations advocating for working people.
The Organizing Internship places students as organizers with local community and labor groups advocating for working people.
Labor Capital Strategies
The Labor Capital Strategies Fellowship matches undergraduate students with top labor groups and progressive investment groups advocating for working people.
Worker Justice DC Alternative Break
The Worker Justice DC Alternative Spring Break immerses students in the DC community to work, learn, and reflect in solidarity with workers, community organizations, and policy efforts.
Find professors and courses that touch on labor and economic justice issues in line with the Kalmanovitz Initiative’s mission.
The Practitioner Fellowship offers labor activists and strategists the opportunity to take a step back from their work and think creatively about challenges facing working people today.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative welcomes Visiting Scholars to Georgetown to conduct research in line with our mission of advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative educates and engages students to be a new generation of leaders dedicated to a just, democratic, and inclusive economy.
Meet the people who make the Kalmanovitz Initiative run.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative seeks to bridge the gap between scholars and practitioners by contributing to academic journals, issuing reports with community partners, and publishing conference proceedings.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative houses LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History, the official journal of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.
Labor History Today
The Kalmanovitz Initiative partners with Chris Garlock of the DC Metro Council’s Union City Radio to produce Labor History Today, an award-winning podcast featuring activists, archivists and historians on key episodes of labor history.