Solidarity at work

Can the workplace be a space of solidarity, and what does this mean in practice? How do technological and managerial changes transform ideas and practices of solidarity? Do new forms emerge? What are the levers and brakes of solidarity in the workplace today? Join us for a discussion on the current transformations of solidarity as concept and practice in the world of work.


Hae-Lin Choi is New York State Political Director at Communications Workers of America. She holds a PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin and is the author of "Die Organisierung des Unorganisierbaren. USA, Südkorea, Italien: Gewerkschaftliche Strategien für prekär Beschäftigte" (VSA Verlag, 2012).

Valeria Pulignano is Professor in Sociology at the Centre for Sociological Research (CESO) - KU Leuven. She is author of several books among which "Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour unions, precarious work, and the politics of institutional change in Europe" (with Doellgast V. and Lillie N., Oxford University Press, 2018).


Anke Hassel is Professor of Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research centres on the institutional foundations of business systems, labour rights and corporate social responsibility. Hassel is also a faculty member at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies. From 2009 until 2012, she was Senior Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Prior to that, she was Professor of Sociology at the Jacobs University Bremen, after working for the Planning Department of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour (BMWA) in 2003/2004.

In cooperation with the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.