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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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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…

How stakeholders are taking back capitalism in 2020

Amy Cortese and Dennis Price write about seven “signals from a future that is already here” for ImpactAlpha: Local, inclusive and entrepreneurial: How stakeholders are taking back capitalism in 2020. The people are rising up. Protests erupted this year in cities around the globe, sparked by price hikes and service cuts, inequality and corruption, and affronts to human rights and…

The Business Roundtable’s public rejection of “Shareholder Primacy”

— by Dr. Steve Sleigh, 1worker1vote advisory board member The Council of Institutional Investors (CII) is the voice of progressive institutional investors and has fought hard to get asset owners (pensions, which are deferred workers wages) a seat at the table and hold management accountable. The Business Roundtable (BRT) statement, while a step in the right direction in acknowledging that…

An Emerging US/UK Union Co-ops Consensus

By Pat Conaty (Associate, Co-ops UK), Dr. Julian Manley (Chair, Preston Cooperative Development Network), Ed Mayo (Secretary General, Co-ops UK), and Dr. Cilla Ross (Vice Principal, Co-operative College, UK) A transatlantic consensus and two-way thought leadership transfer is emerging between the U.S. 1worker1vote and U.K. union co-op movements, with Cincinnati, Ohio, and Preston in the U.K. serving as models for social…

The Mondragón Experience to the Preston Model | Stir

The October 2018 issue of Stir, The Magazine for the New Economy, includes this article on Mondragon ideas in practice in the UK by Julian Manley. Order your copy if the Autumn 2018 issue “Co-operating out of Crisis.” You can also read a copy of the article here.  — “The success of the Mondragón co-operatives in the Gipuzkoa region of the Basque Country remains an…

American Sustainable Business Institute’s Ownership4All Campaign

By David Levine, Carmen Huertas, Kristen Barker, Chris Cooper and Michael Peck The “Ownership4All” Campaign launched by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) & 1worker1vote, an ASBC member, seeks to advance policy at the national, state and local level to support worker ownership starting with rural and urban underserved communities and regions. The American Sustainable Business Council is a growing…

Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies | Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review published “Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies” by Peter Walsh, Michael Peck and Ibon Zugasti. In part, they write: Within the next decade, we expect worker- and employee-owned companies to grow in popularity thanks to three mutually reinforcing trends: First, renewed interest in ensuring the economic viability of local communities suggests that Baby Boomer owners about…

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