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April 2016

The Cooperative Economy: Building a Sustainable Future

April 22, 2016
The Cintas Center – Xavier University, 1624 Herald Ave.
Cincinnati, OH United States
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Kristen Barker (1:1 Co-Founder) and Flequer Vera, both of Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative will be speaking at Xavier University's Cooperative Economy event in Ohio in April. Learn more and register for free: The Cooperative Economy: Building a Sustainable Future.

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– Starting your Worker Cooperative Business | 2016 Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference

April 29, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Akron – Fairlawn, 3150 W Market St.
Akron, OH 44333 United States
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1worker1vote.org's Elizabeth Sholes will be part of this panel at the 2016 OEOC Conference: Starting your Worker Cooperative Business - This session will help budding cooperators understand how to start their cooperative business by hearing the stories from those that have done it. These case studies and conversation will provide a best practices approach and help you learn from both the…

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May 2016

Putting a Premium on Workers Rights: Making Capital Subordinate to Labor through the Expansion of Worker Coops and Union Coops | Left Forum

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, 899 10th Ave #623
New York, NY United States
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1worker1vote.org's Carmen Huertas-Noble will facilitate this panel at this year's Left Forum: Now is a critical moment to press for widespread expansion of cooperative business ownership as a tool to help stem the surge of income inequality. In 2008, income inequality was at its worst since the Great Depression, causing extreme suffering in people’s lives, including a lack of food…

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Roundtable on Business Structures that Prioritize Human Rights

May 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Columbia Law School New York, NY United States + Google Map

We're looking forward to this roundtable discussion, and introducing the union co-op model to attendees. The afternoon's discussion includes addressing the following questions: What are the aspects of structure (ownership or governance) that make it easier for businesses to prioritize human rights outcomes? What can we observe from “positive deviants” that demonstrate different characteristics of business structure? How can corporate structure…

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June 2016

Good Jobs Green Jobs 2016

June 6, 2016
Westin Cleveland, 777 Saint Clair Avenue NE
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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Good Jobs Green Jobs will be in Cleveland in June 2016. We'll be there! Register to attend.

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Worker Ownership: Union Coops as an Increasingly Powerful Tool in Stemming Income Inequality and Providing for Transformative Economic Justice | NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

June 25, 2016
CUNY School of Law, 2 Court Square
Queens, NY 11101 United States
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On Saturday, June 25th at 1pm: Worker Ownership: Union Coops as an Increasingly Powerful Tool in Stemming Income Inequality and Providing for Transformative Economic Justice Roger Green, Executive Director, DuBois-Bunche Center for Public Policy and Distinguished Lecturer, Medgar Evers College Carmen Huertas-Noble, CUNY School of Law and 1Worker1Vote.org A Representative from 1199 SEIU Moderator: Michael Peck, Mondragon North American Delegate,…

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July 2016

CommonBound 2016

July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
Buffalo State University Buffalo, NY United States + Google Map

We will be attending CommonBound 2016 in Buffalo in July. We want to hear from you as we prepare for the CommonBound Track: "Building a 21st Century Labor Movement." We are organizers exploring new models for worker organizing in the 21st century. We are looking for your great successes -- and your great failures too. Are you working to create…

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Scaling Up All the Labor Movements: How Labor Unions and Worker Coops Can Grow Together | Worker Cooperative National Conference

July 31, 2016
University of Texas – Austin Austin, TX United States + Google Map

 – Tim Palmer, Democracy at Work Institute; Flequer Vera, Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative; Dr. Liz Ryder; Paul Ahrens, LA Union Cooperative Initiative; Rebecca Kemble, USFWC The union and cooperative movements are a part of the same Labor Movement to improve workers’ ability to have a voice in their workplace and shape our economic system. Come hear how both parts of this movement…

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August 2016

Using B&I Loan Guarantees for Transferring Business Ownership to Employees | Webinar

August 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University is partnering with the US Department of Agriculture on a webinar about its new loan guarantee program for rural businesses: Using B&I Loan Guarantees for Transferring Business Ownership to Employees This webinar is geared towards rural businesses (and those who help them) interested in learning more about the USDA's new loan…

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July 2018

Preston Meets Mondragón: Worker ownership and democratic businesses for Preston

July 25, 2018

On Wednesday, July 25th, during the Preston, UK, Cooperative Development Network’s “Preston Meets Mondragon” symposium held at local University of Central Lancaster facilities: The day was introduced by Professor Sue Smith, Director of the Centre for SME Development and Deputy Director of Innovation and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancaster and Social Innovation Manager and Chair of the Preston…

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