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New! PBS Broadcast Schedule for Summer and Fall 2014

New! PBS Broadcast Schedule for Summer and Fall 2014

October 20, 20140 Comments

Beginning in July, 2014, SHIFT CHANGE will be broadcast on PBS stations around the U.S. Below is the broadcast schedule. The schedule will be updated regularly as new broadcasts are confirmed. Please note that dates are subject to change, please check your local listings to confirm. If SHIFT CHANGE has already aired on your local station, please check the station’s website, [...]

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Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

Small Island, Big Cooperative: Deer Isle, Maine, Workers Form State’s Largest Coop

July 8, 20140 Comments

[from http://community-wealth.org] Beloved for its charming landscapes and fresh lobster, the rural community of Deer Isle, Maine is now gaining attention in the cooperative world. When Verne and Sandra Seile, proprietors of Burnt Cove Market, V&S Variety and Pharmacy, and The Galley, decided to retire last year, they sold their businesses to their employees. With 62 new [...]

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SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young Featured in Whidbey Life Magazine

SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young Featured in Whidbey Life Magazine

March 27, 20140 Comments

[ Reposted from Whidbey Life Magazine] BY DIANNA MACLEOD, Whidbey Life Magazine contributor, March 27, 2014 When Mark Dworkin sat in the projectionist’s booth of The Clyde Theatre in the 1970s making sure the images on the screen kept moving, he didn’t know his own movies would one day be projected on that screen. He knew only [...]

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The Television Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is Sunday, April 6 @ 5pm on KCTS-9!

The Television Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is Sunday, April 6 @ 5pm on KCTS-9!

March 13, 20140 Comments

Mark your calendar and spread the word! The television premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is Sunday, April 6 at 5pm PST on KCTS-9 (Seattle’s PBS affiliate). Because KCTS-9 also broadcasts via KYVE-47 and various cable and satellite channels, SHIFT CHANGE will be seen throughout the Northwest and in many parts of Canada. Please spread the word by [...]

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City Council Hearing Testimony on Building a Cooperative Economy In New York

City Council Hearing Testimony on Building a Cooperative Economy In New York

March 7, 20140 Comments

[The following post comes from Brittany at the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies] Photo: Green Worker Coops On Feb. 24, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) proposed a list of recommendations the New York City Council could implement to cope with poverty, long-term joblessness, growing isolation of low-wage workers and unprecedented levels of income [...]

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A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

A Message from SHIFT CHANGE Producers Mark and Melissa: Visiting Co-ops in Europe

November 14, 20132 Comments

Hello from Italy! Mark and I saved up our airline miles, and got free tickets to Italy, in part for a vacation, which we have not had in years, and in part to investigate whether it would make sense for us to make a film about the complex coop economy that is here, in some [...]

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SHIFT CHANGE Premieres in NYC on June 10!

SHIFT CHANGE Premieres in NYC on June 10!

May 13, 20130 Comments

SHIFT CHANGE will premiere in New York City Monday, June 10, 7:30 p.m., at the Anthology Film Archives. The film will be introduced by journalist and GRITtv host, Laura Flanders; filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young will host a discussion after the screening. The New York theatrical premiere of SHIFT CHANGE is co-sponsored by SolidarityNYC, New York City Network of Worker [...]

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SHIFT CHANGE featured on Moyers & Company

SHIFT CHANGE featured on Moyers & Company

March 24, 20130 Comments

We are happy to report that footage from SHIFT CHANGE was recently featured on an episode of the popular PBS program, Moyers & Company. SHIFT CHANGE was featured in conjunction with Bill Moyers’ interview with economist Richard Wolff, an advocate of the worker cooperative business model. In addition to the appearance of footage from two [...]

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Announcing TWO upcoming screenings in Washington, D.C.

Announcing TWO upcoming screenings in Washington, D.C.

December 3, 20120 Comments

Announcing two December 17th screenings of SHIFT CHANGE in Washington, D.C. More information about the film and links to RSVP for the daytime event and to purchase tickets to the evening screening can be found here >   Special Daytime Screening of SHIFT CHANGE Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:00 AM Gompers Room, AFL-CIO, 815 16th [...]

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World Premiere Photo Gallery!

World Premiere Photo Gallery!

October 26, 20120 Comments

The world premiere of SHIFT CHANGE took place on October 18 in Oakland, CA. More than 400 cooperators, supporters, sponsors, and friends gathered to celebrate the release of the film and to kick off its nationwide tour. We were fortunate to have the photographic skills of Brooke Anderson, who documented both the VIP pre-reception at [...]

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