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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Unions and Cooperatives: How Workers Can Survive and Thrive | Truthout

Brian Van Slyke from the TESA Collective published Unions and Cooperatives: How Workers Can Survive and Thrive on Truthout. In part, he writes: The benefits from this collaboration have already started to bloom. The Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, made possible because of the USW and Mondragon partnership, has helped launch two cooperatives: Our Harvest and Sustainergy. And even more are on the way.…

National Inequality Snapshot (1941–2016) – Chapter 3/3

Virtuous Cycle Metrics Will Combat Today’s Structural Inequalities Once Unleashed The first two chapters in this 1worker1vote.org three-part series, a National Inequality Snapshot (1941–2016), looked at America’s political, economic, demographic, generational and racial divides over the past 75 years. Clearly, inequality-drenched economic graffiti on America’s main street-commons civic wall is producing rising medical costs for those with no recourse, actuarial tables…

National Inequality Snapshot (1941–2016) – Chapter 2/3

How Inequalities Unite to Divide Being a divided nation is nothing new. It’s part of America’s historical DNA beginning with pioneers, settlers and colonialists against Native Americans, the British, French and Spanish against each other, Tories against Revolutionaries in 1776, and North against South from 1860 – 1864, with strong cultural ramifications felt keenly today in emerging movements such as Black…

America’s National Inequality Snapshot (1941–2016) – Chapter 1/3

(slides courtesy of Erica Swinney, 1worker1vote.org Advisory Board member and Program Director, Manufacturing Connect, Manufacturing Renaissance) America’s inequality indices have steadily worsened since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 “Four Freedoms” State of the Union address (freedom of speech & worship and freedom from want and fear). Seventy-five years later, the first point of Barack Obama’s eighth and final State of the Union speech…

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