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Monthly Archives: April 2015

1worker1vote.org Principles

We’re often asked why union co-ops are a good fit for the American business ecosystem and why workers and entrepreneurs would be interested in pursuing this type of corporate structure. To help answer that, we’ve been working on a list of 1worker1vote.org principles: We do not ask for any government hand-outs or programs, only for a level playing field. We believe…

Celebrating the Founder of Mondragon’s Centennial

The inspiration behind and founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives, Father José María Arizmendiarrieta, was born 100 years ago this month. As part of the celebration and remembrance, the magazine that he founded in 1960, TU Lankide, has produced a special issue exploring Arizmendiarrieta’s history, philosophy and action. Originally published in Spanish, the publishers have also provided an English translation of this special issue of TU…

Prosperity for the Long Term: Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative

Reposted with permission from Democratic Promise. By John Clay Cincinnati is an incubator of locally-rooted, democratically-run businesses. This spring I visited with some of the people who are making it happen. Ellen Vera and Phil Amadon, both of Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, or CUCI, joined me for lunch and conversation at a local Cincinnati cafe. Ellen also is an organizer…

What If Uber Were a Unionized, Worker-Owned Co-Op? | YES! Magazine

YES! Magazine recently talked with one of our co-founders about union co-ops for their article, “What If Uber Were a Unionized, Worker-Owned Co-Op? These Denver Cabbies Are Making It Happen.” “The labor movement has to bring ownership and equity into the picture,” Peck says, “because otherwise we’re going to be reduced to fighting for less and less.” Partnerships like the…

Growing Together: What if Unions and the Co-operative Movement Joined Forces? | Christina Democracy

From Christian Democracy: Unions may eventually go the way of the horse and buggy, or they might find ways to serve their membership through an alliance with other movements. Cooperatives may provide a vital ally for democratizing the American workplace and working toward a society with more equality and solidarity. Cooperatives are businesses in which the employees manage the affairs…

Celebrating One Year of 1worker1vote.org

In late October 2009, the United Steelworkers (USW), Mondragon International and its North America delegation, Mondragon International North America (MINA), decided to collaborate to create equal access to equal share ownership through manufacturing-based enterprises in line with Mondragon’s principles, global footprint and 60 years of experience. On March 26, 2012, after more than two years of research preparations and feedback from…

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