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SHIFT CHANGE to air widely on WORLD Channel in 2015: View the schedule

SHIFT CHANGE to air widely on WORLD Channel in 2015: View the schedule

December 11, 20140 Comments

Thanks to the WORLD Channel, there will be an extensive new round of television broadcasts in 2015! SHIFT CHANGE will air on stations in regions where it has not yet aired [Boston and Springfield, MA; Maine; Montana, and more], and will also be re-broadcast in cities where it has already aired. Most of these broadcasts [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Watch a 6-Minute Preview of SHIFT CHANGE

May 3, 20125 Comments

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 that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. Take a look at the preview and please share your [...]

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Madison cooperatives booming, both old and new

Madison cooperatives booming, both old and new

January 20, 20122 Comments

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 [...]

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Now Filming at the Mondragon Coops in Basque Country

Now Filming at the Mondragon Coops in Basque Country

October 11, 20115 Comments

We have to interrupt our reports on worker owned companies in the U.S., because we are now visiting the Mondragon coops in the Basque region of northern Spain. Our days are long and intense as we film in numerous factories, universities, research centers, the coop bank and social service agency. We’ve been given complete access [...]

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International Year of Cooperatives 2012

International Year of Cooperatives 2012

August 12, 20111 Comment

“The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in particular recognizing their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.”  More on the International Year of Cooperatives > The U.S. Senate is on record recognizing 2012 as International Year of [...]

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