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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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New! PBS Broadcast Schedule – Summer and Fall 2014

New! PBS Broadcast Schedule – Summer and Fall 2014

October 20, 20141 Comment

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, [...]

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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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U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

U.S. Worker Coops and Employee Ownership Information By Region

May 2, 20141 Comment

While the US economy remains sluggish, companies owned and managed by employees are faring better. They are more innovative, efficient, and profitable than the norm and are gaining attention. Encouraging worker-owned businesses can help the economy be more equitable, without new taxes and government regulations. The worker coops and employee owned businesses listed in the [...]

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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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Report From our November Visit to Mondragon

Report From our November Visit to Mondragon

December 11, 20130 Comments

We arrived in Mondragon at a challenging time. Fagor Home Appliances, the first and largest Mondragon industrial cooperative was preparing to declare bankruptcy following the collapse of the housing boom in Europe. Two years ago when we filmed at Fagor for SHIFT CHANGE, we knew that production was down and some Fagor workers were transferring [...]

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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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Help Get SHIFT CHANGE on PBS Stations Around the Nation!

Help Get SHIFT CHANGE on PBS Stations Around the Nation!

September 28, 20133 Comments

Your interest–and the financial support from hundreds of you for this documentary about worker coops in the U.S. and Mondragon–made it possible for us to finish SHIFT CHANGE in a timely way during the International Year of the Cooperative. Since its premiere at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater last fall, the film has screened literally hundreds [...]

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