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1worker1vote is building a national network of hybrid, shared ownership, regional and municipal ecosystems starting with unionized worker-owned cooperative businesses to overcome structural inequalities of opportunity, mobility, and income. Building pathways out of poverty leading to pathways toward prosperity.

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An Emerging US/UK Union Co-ops Consensus

By Pat Conaty (Associate, Co-ops UK), Dr. Julian Manley (Chair, Preston Cooperative Development Network), Ed Mayo (Secretary General, Co-ops UK), and Cilla Ross (Vice Principal, Co-operative College, UK) A transatlantic consensus and two-way thought leadership transfer is emerging between the U.S. 1worker1vote and U.K. union co-op movements, with Cincinnati, Ohio, and Preston in the U.K. serving as models for social transformation,…

American Sustainable Business Institute’s Ownership4All Campaign

By David Levine, Carmen Huertas, Kristen Barker, Chris Cooper and Michael Peck The “Ownership4All” Campaign launched by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) & 1worker1vote, an ASBC member, seeks to advance policy at the national, state and local level to support worker ownership starting with rural and urban underserved communities and regions. The American Sustainable Business Council is a growing…

Cry the Beloved Country Redux

Saturday, October 6th, 2018:  the country continues to self-dismantle. The world is witnessing once again how America’s political and judicial processes bully and devalue America’s women.  The haters, enablers, dividers and dictators are winning; there is no uplifting alternative vision stronger than reactive selfishness, greed, disgust and fear with enough bipartisan power and inspiration to prevail. Echoing Democratic Party legislative…

Epitaph or Prophecy: Great Recession 2008

The quote, “forgive your enemies, but never forget their names,” is attributed to President John F. Kennedy. In that spirit, my gospel on the financial crash ten years ago this month leading to the September/October 2008 Great Recession is the word according to Matt Taibbi (author of the legendary Rolling Stone magazine article in 2009 where he searingly referred to…

A Good Country for Bad Choices

– Labor Day 2018 Blog Post – Polls and newscasts consistently show that America is a country at uncivil and civic war with itself. National paeans to compromise and solidarity have been replaced by daily twitter dog whistles from 140 to 280 characters where divisive hot air verbiage is either expelled, sucked or typed through pursed foreign and domestic lips…

Slamming the Consolidation & Concentration Brakes on Internet 1.0 Defects

First, of all the global large countries, the U.S. is most advanced in terms of everything under the sun being Internet connected (Finland, Israel and Singapore compete in this category, but their geographical footprint is not comparable). Not necessarily with the newest technology and certainly not with the latest infrastructure, the USA ranks first in universal automation that is most…

If And Only If

In early October 2016, 1worker1vote submitted a grant application to the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Grant Competition to solve the most threatening challenges facing America and the world. Our submission declared a nationwide “solidarity deficit” and confirmed that, “Since the 1970s, America has counterbalanced high per capita GDP with rising unequal income distribution. ‘Winners-take-all’ results produce stagnant wages, declining mobility, increased…

Why Cooperatives Unionize? Why Unions Cooperativize?

The following comments were delivered on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 during the NYC Worker Cooperative Conference hosted by the CUNY Law School Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC). The Why Cooperatives Unionize? Why Unions Cooperativize? plenary session included: Carmen Huertas Noble – Tenured Professor, CUNY School of Law, founding executive director of the CUNY Law School’s Community Economic Development Clinic (CEDC), and co-founder, 1worker1vote;…

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