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.

Monthly Archives: February 2015

Learn more about Worker Co-ops with Own the Change

A new, 20-minute documentary, Own the Change, from GRITtv with Laura Flanders is now airing online (and in person). It’s a great introduction to what a worker co-op is, some of their opportunities and challenges, and some of the things any potential worker owner should know before taking the leap. You can view Own the Change online and via the window below. If…

Union Co-ops present a hopeful model for achieving worker co-op growth | Caroline Savery

Read a summary of the union co-op seminar recently held in Colorado with our own Kristen Barker and Rob Witherell. Caroline Savery sums up: “Union co-ops present the opportunity to bring together the best minds and the best strategies from both the labor and co-op movements, in the Front Range region and nationwide, to achieve creation of great jobs, democratic…

European Austerity Politics and its Effect on Spain and the Mondragon Experience

Michael Pettis’ Syriza and the French indemnity of 1871-73 is worthy of a serious read because it is extremely well done and because it has implications for Spain, for Mondragon, and for what www.1worker1vote.org is attempting to build throughout the U.S. My attempt at a partial summary of Michael Pettis’ key-statements supporting this observation follows (with the underlining of several of Mr. Pettis’ statements…

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