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New From the Makers of SHIFT CHANGE – Weconomics: Italy

New From the Makers of SHIFT CHANGE – Weconomics: Italy

February 29, 20160 Comments

The Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy has one of the highest concentrations of cooperative businesses in the developed world. The capital, Bologna is an industrial powerhouse, where prosperity is widely shared, and cooperatives of teachers and social workers play a key role in the provision of government services. WEconomics: Italy is a new, 19-minute report about [...]

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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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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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