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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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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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Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

Images & Observations from the 2012 US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Conference in Boston, MA

July 6, 20120 Comments

Producers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin took part in the national U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives conference in Boston June 22-24. They presented several short preview clips from Shift Change, about WAGES, Arizmendi, and some of the MadWorc cooperatives from Madison, Wisconsin. The clips were greeted with enthusiasm, and many coop members at the conference [...]

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Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

Occupy by Analogy: Christopher Mackin in Conversation with The Straddler

June 11, 20120 Comments

[Originally published in The Straddler] This is an excellent interview with Christopher Mackin, of Ownership Associates, in which he reflects on the development of current mainstream business structures and also the roots and possibilities for more widespread employee ownership. ————————————————————– On April 17, 2012, The Straddler met Christopher Mackin in the lobby of the New [...]

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Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

Capitalism Has Failed: 5 Bold Ways to Build a New World (Alternet)

May 25, 20120 Comments

Gar Alperovitz and the Democracy Collaborative which he founded are working with us to set up screenings of Shift Change in the fall and helping to prepare discussion materials to accompany the film.  This article is the first in a 5 part series published on Alternet. May 16, 2012:  As our political system sputters, a [...]

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