At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change is a new documentary (to have its world premiere in October, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. The film [...]
We did it! We’re so pleased to announce that we reached our $30k Kickstarter fundraising goal to finish our film, Shift Change! But we definitely didn’t do it alone. We want to thank each and every one of the 247 people who pledged their financial support. We also want to thank all of the friends, [...]
Since we released a 6 minute preview of the new film Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work just a few weeks ago, it has been viewed by more than 15,000 people all around the world; we’ve received countless messages of encouragement and support from viewers as far afield as Israel, Australia, and South Africa; and [...]
Dear friends, cooperators, and supporters, Maybe you, like me, have felt discouraged about the state of our economy, and the imbalance of political and economic power in the U.S. today. It was this feeling of discouragement and frustration that initially set me on a path to look for concrete, accessible alternatives. A friend suggested that [...]
The Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy: Cleveland’s Evergreen Cooperatives (CSR Newswire)
[This article was originally published on CSR Newswire. Read the full story here >] By Susan Arterian In our last post we introduced Capital Institute’s Field Guide to Investing in a Resilient Economy series, which utilizes the power of narrative to recast the story of our financial system, chronicling the progress of transformative, scalable, real-world investment models that support [...]
[This article originally appeared here on Rebuild the Dream] This month, Rebuild the Dream is taking a look at a few of the amazing ways people in our communities are coming together to create local economies that empower the 99%. We call these initiatives the American Dream 2.0 because they are providing a totally revamped [...]
The world’s largest worker-owned co-operative remains strong despite Spain’s financial woes.
We hope you enjoy these photos and quotes from some of the many cooperative workers and business owners featured in Shift Change. Please check back often as we will update this gallery with more photos over the next several months, in advance of the film’s summer release.
Madison is the state capital, seat of the University of Wisconsin, and home to several worker cooperatives that have been in business for over 30 years. Rebecca works at Union Cab, founded in 1979, which now boasts 228 worker members – drivers, mechanics, office staff, and dispatchers. Committed to environmental sustainability, they are replacing gas [...]