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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 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 transformation,…

To Solve Food Access Problem, Cincy Neighborhood Looks to Model from Spain | NextCity

Zoe Sullivan writes about the Apple Street Market and Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative for NextCity: CUCI’s seeds were planted in 2009 following conversations between U.S. Steelworkers and representatives of Spain’s Mondragon cooperative business network, according to Kristen Barker, CUCI’s Executive Director. Mondragon’s network includes 120 worker cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain, employing over 70,000 worker-owners. The union cooperative model…

Union Co-op Symposium

Registration for the Union Co-op Symposium is now open! We hope you can join us Nov 13 & 14! The Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative‘s first Union Co-op Symposium was a great success with over 100 participants from 15 different U.S. cities and Mondragon, Spain.  This year, we expect even more people from Mondragon and across the country to come together to strengthen…

Cincinnati’s experiment with an economy that works for everyone | Waging Nonviolence

By Gilbert Geoff With the 2016 presidential campaigns underway, economic populism has taken center stage. Bernie Sanders, calling for a $1 trillion investment in a sustainable infrastructure jobs program along with publically funded health care and college education, has forced Hillary Clinton to offer vague support for similar measures, while even some Republican candidates, like Marco Rubio, have asserted the…

Prosperity for the Long Term: Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative

Reposted with permission from Democratic Promise. By John Clay Cincinnati is an incubator of locally-rooted, democratically-run businesses. This spring I visited with some of the people who are making it happen. Ellen Vera and Phil Amadon, both of Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, or CUCI, joined me for lunch and conversation at a local Cincinnati cafe. Ellen also is an organizer…

Outperforming Structural Inequalities

There are two major and intertwined, socio-cultural movements driving local economic sovereignty change on a nationwide basis regardless of red or blue state affiliation. The first is land and rooftop-based community solar and the second is the ubiquitous springing-up of worker cooperatives. Connecting these two transformation trends can center the shifting and often contradictory thematic currents driving populist energy and…

The Opportunity to Own and Organize

Kristen Baker will be speaking to the St. Louis community about CUCI, Mondragon and 1worker1vote.org on September 2nd. From the event invitation: At the end of their last session, the Missouri legislators saw through the cynical, so-called “Right to Work” legislation being proposed as a blatant attempt to bust unions and lower wages. For now at least more thoughtful minds…

Capital in the 21st Century, Piketty and the Union Co-op Mondragon Model

– Guest post from Phil Amadon, Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative Paul Krugman, said in The New York Times that “Capital in the 21st Century…the most important economics book of the year…maybe of the decade…does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite….in which the commanding heights of the economy are dominated not just by wealth,…

Fagor Electrodomesticos – A U.S. Perspective

by Phil Amadon and Kristen Barker (Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative) The failure of Fagor Electrodomesticos (FE) and the beginning successes of the union co-op movement inspired by the Mondragon–United Steelworker agreement in 2009 are two sides of the same coin. The majority of the working class around the world seems to know more clearly than any other social group that…

Building Sustainable Local Economies in an Age of Globalization

From Xavier University’s The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue: Join our panel which will feature Michael Shuman-an economist, attorney, author and entrepreneur who is a founding member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and a Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute.  His most recent book is Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Money from Wall Street…

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