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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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Jackson Rising

May 3, 2014

Mondragon Union Co-ops: Overcoming the Economics of Inequality
Saturday, May 3, 9am-11pm

Thomas Piketty, world famous economist, author of the best selling book “Capital in the 21st century” describes the dangerous worldwide trend toward the growth of inequality and especially in America. Are there any practical ways that inequalities of wealth, mobility and opportunity can be countered here and now? Mondragon USA and the nationwide Union co-op movement provide one solid template for fighting back. Come hear about the experience of the Cincinnati Union Co-op and the emerging interconnected network of union co-ops through 1worker1vote.org.

Kristen Barker, President of Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative, co-founderwww.1worker1vote.org
Dennis Olson, UFCW International
Michael Peck, North American Delegate for Mondragon, co-founder, www.1worker1vote.org

Building Cooperatives, Worker Democracy, and Community Wealth: National Lessons
Saturday, May 3, Plenary #2, 11:15 am – 12:45 pm)

Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives
Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative
Michael Peck, Mondragon USA
Melvin “Ricky” Maclin, New Era Windows and Doors
Saladin Muhammad, Black Workers for Justice
AFL-CIO Representative

Bottom-Up Co-ops
Saturday, May 3, 1-3pm

Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative
Greenworks
Far Rockaway Sandy
Rosa Luxembourg Foundation

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