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: September 2015

Note to NYT: Healthcare COOPs Are Not Cooperatives

Confusing apples with oranges does extreme disservice to both. In “Health Cooperatives Find the Going Tough,”  New York Times reporter Reed Abelson confuses cooperatives with “COOPS” (consumer owned and operated plans).  Unpacking Mr. Abelson’s confusion constitutes a national service to combat spreading healthcare deserts disenfranchising the poor and people of color in America’s inner cities. First, the healthcare “COOPS” described in…

Pope Francis & the Moral Right to “Own Our Labor & Rent Our Capital”

A Growing Hybrid-Model-Movement Ripe for Political Consolidation In America, the world of work has already changed beyond conventional wisdom sense perceptions and the willpower capacity of elected politicians to understand and embrace it. This workplace relationship tsunami, “a historic shift that rivals the transition from farms to factories,” calls out the anachronistic redlining between company and society, employee or independent contractor,…

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