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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.

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White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment | July 2021

Thanks to the convening power of the American Sustainable Business Council and its singular policy leadership on worker ownership and the High Road workplace orchestrated by Denise Bower and David Levine, ASBC executive committee board member and President/Cofounder respectively, two of our 1worker1vote movement union co-ops – worX Printing Cooperative and Sustainergy Cooperative – presented to the White House Task…

The Liberatory Potential of Union Co-ops | Nonprofit Quarterly

By Carmen Huertas-Noble, Missy Risser-Lovings and Christopher Adams Reposted with permission from the Nonprofit Quarterly In this time of COVID-19 and an economic crisis that disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, many are realizing we need an economy that is inclusive and rooted in solidarity to achieve transformative economic justice. An economy based on solidarity must include alternatives to capitalist firms, such…

From the Union Coop Organizing Front

“I am drawn to the concept of coops in part because I think with some federal policy work and more Labor comfort with this model through scaled positive experiences, a union coop could be the ideal employer structure to build both Union and Cooperative membership.   A union gives our members a voice and decision-making power, a worker coop gives them ownership…

The Economic Underdevelopment of Central Appalachia

Presented at the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Virtual Annual Convention Panel Discussion – Building a Worker Cooperative Ecosystem in Central Appalachia by J. Todd Nesbitt, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Introduction I would first like to offer a big thanks to all of the ASA folks involved in organizing this virtual conference – a massive task.…

Press Release | Global Fair Trade Enterprises & Cooperatives Including Worker Cooperatives Joining Forces

Please tweet your support!: #FairTrade + #Coops = win/win! We are joining forces to help more fair trade companies become coops, and to help more coops become fair trade supporters! https://ctt.ac/kL7j1+ Mission: The global COVID-19 pandemic is proving three compelling truths.  First, that there can be no healthy economies without healthy peoples.  Second, that flattening contagion curves compels we flatten inequality pandemic…

The 1worker1vote Movement’s Stakeholder Economy Blueprint

Triple COVID-19, Racism & Inequality Pandemics Three virus pandemics threaten “humanity@work”: racism, economic class inequality and novel COVID-19. Flattening coronavirus contagion curves compels we flatten inequality and racism pandemic curves concurrently.  No healthy economy without a healthy people” is more than a mantra, it is the pandemic survival Magna Carta.   COVID-19 has exposed that “essential workers” are often BIPOC communities…

Stories from the Organizing Front: Denver Colorado’s Union Taxi & Green Taxi Union Coops

Origins and Lessons Learned Guest post by Lisa Bolton, Vice President, Communications Workers of America (CWA) In the very beginnings of this multi-year, transformative project (2005-2008), CWA Local 7777 in Denver where I served as President (elected in 2008), leased a small office to Pro Taxi, a Denver Taxi Association group formed to address taxi drivers’ workplace issues. Over 90% of…

ASBC National Conversation on Racism in America: Remarks by MaryAnne Howland

With her permission, we are sharing the opening remarks MaryAnne Howland gave at the launch of the American Sustainable Business Council’s (ASBC) National Conversation on Racism in America on June 10, 2020: Welcome business leaders! Thank you all for joining us this morning, afternoon or evening depending on where you are in the world.  Welcome to our first in a series…

Anchoring America’s Solidarity Economy Helps to Heal Pandemic Inequality Challenges

Guest post by Ra Criscitiello Over the past decade, gig economy companies like Uber and DoorDash have eroded hard-won employment protections by misclassifying workers as independent contractors. As a result, workers in the gig economy operate without basic rights like health insurance, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, overtime, sick leave, or breaks. Gig economy workers are often subjected to unsafe, compromising…

OWNERSHIP4ALL | Congressional Testimony

American Sustainable Business Council and 1worker1vote Testimony for The U.S. House Small Business Committee Hearing Challenges and Benefits of Employee-owned Small Businesses Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Chairwoman Velasquez, Ranking Member Chabot.  The American Sustainable Business Council and 1worker1vote are pleased to submit this joint testimony for your hearing on the Challenges and Benefits of Employee-owned Small Businesses. We want to thank…

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