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Democracy in the workplace | Boulder Weekly

Reporting from the Community Wealth Building conference held at the University of Colorado in Aurora, Dave Anderson wrote about Michael Peck’s presentation and the union co-op model:

In 2009, the United Steelworkers Union (USW), the largest industrial union in the United States, announced a formal partnership with Mondragon. As manufacturing companies continue to move plants overseas, the USW wants to bring the Mondragon cooperative model to America’s devastated Rust Belt.

USW President Leo Gerard said, “Too often we have seen Wall Street hollow out companies by draining their cash and assets and hollow out communities by shedding jobs and shuttering plants. We need a new business model that invests in workers and invests in communities.”

Read his article, “Democracy in the workplace.”

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