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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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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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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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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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Tickets on Sale Now! The World Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE

Tickets on Sale Now! The World Premiere of SHIFT CHANGE

August 18, 20120 Comments

Tickets are now on sale for the World Premiere of  SHIFT CHANGE! We hope you will join us in Oakland, California, on October 18 for what promises to be a great party. World Premiere Screening! Thursday, October 18, 2012 |  Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, CA  |  8:00pm Tickets: http://shiftchange.bpt.me  The filmmakers and special guests will be [...]

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