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Thrown “Unter” The Uber Bus

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction especially when it comes to putting and keeping others “in their place”. Since August, the American world@work has been rocked by three hitherto difficult to predict revelations. First, the U.S. Business Roundtable publicly confessed that “Shareholder Primacy” is no longer its holy grail. Second, the myths-shattering State of California passed AB-5 declaring that giant…

American Factory – from Netflix and the Obamas – and More Movies About the Economy

An impactful visual, like good storytelling, is worth more than a mere thousand words. American Factory joins the films Shift Change, Weconomics and Don’t Give Up Your Voice in showcasing the rising hopeful-good, the very bad and the extremely ugly in the global quest, beyond borders, markets and silos for an aspirational future of work where all stakeholder workers have a…

The Business Roundtable’s public rejection of “Shareholder Primacy”

— by Dr. Steve Sleigh, 1worker1vote advisory board member The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is the voice of progressive institutional investors and has fought hard to get asset owners (pensions, which are deferred workers wages) a seat at the table and hold management accountable. The Business Roundtable (BRT) statement, while a step in the right direction in acknowledging that…

The U.S. Business Roundtable Is Born Again

Sometimes earth-shattering truths slip in through the side door. Comparable to the unexpected revelation and conversion of Paul on the road to Damascus, The New York Times reports from the U.S. Business Roundtable Front that, “the chief executives of nearly 200 of the nation’s largest companies pledged to revise the longstanding principle that shareholder interests come first.” The Times’ understated…

The One & Only Leo Gerard

Leo Gerard retires in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Monday, July 15th, 2019, after 54 years as a union member and 18 years as the International President of United Steelworkers (USW). The following is not an epitaph but a declaration: “Bestowed with the common touch of someone who willingly lives his roots every single day, there’s not been a power-paradigm-photo of note…

Are We All “Wee” Workers?

The history and future of concentrated economic power versus functioning democracy and an aspirational future of work with no workers left behind shows the intrinsic value of equating shareholders and stakeholders. This is accomplished in two concurrent steps: first, by relentlessly pursuing anti-trust policies on macro national and global levels to break down platform monopolists so that competition and transparency…

Creating local paths that work for local stakeholders

1worker1vote advisory board member, Dr. Steve Sleigh, with Dr. Julian Manley, Chair of Preston/UK’s Cooperative Development Network (PCDN) inspired by Mondragon’s cooperative ecosystem, outside of the University of Central Lancashire following a hybrid shared ownership model finance roundtable hosted by Julian and the PCDN on“Pension Funds and the value creation conversation,” featuring Steve and Cllr Martyn Rawlinson on “The use…

Legal Cannabis – A Blueprint from Persecution to Restitution through Local Stakeholders as Shareholders

The global legal cannabis industry is projected to reach $57 billion by 2027 according to a Forbes report but that may be a floor, not a ceiling.  Other prognosticators (Grand View Research) predict the global legal marijuana market, hemp excluded which had $827 million in 2017 USA sales and is expected to triple that amount by 2022, will come in…

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