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Worker Cooperatives in a Globalizing World | Great Transition Initiative

Mondragon’s former president Josu Ugarte was recently interviewed for the Great Transition Initiative. We think this is one of the most relevant summaries of Mondragon available. We also appreciate the challenge and potential summed up in the last exchange: What is the future of large, global cooperatives? Is the Mondragon story unique or replicable? The Basque roots of Mondragon remain…

Brownbag with President of Mondragon International

The Institute for Policy Studies is hosting a brownbag lunch with Josu Ugarte, President of Mondragon International on Tuesday, May 5th in Washington, D.C. Ugarte presented a paper to the London School of Economic in July of 2012 providing metrics on how Mondragon’s “multi-localization” approach both facilitates globalizing factory-based production while creating more domestic employment with higher wages as a direct result of internationalizing…

Celebrating the Founder of Mondragon’s Centennial

The inspiration behind and founder of the Mondragon Cooperatives, Father José María Arizmendiarrieta, was born 100 years ago this month. As part of the celebration and remembrance, the magazine that he founded in 1960, TU Lankide, has produced a special issue exploring Arizmendiarrieta’s history, philosophy and action. Originally published in Spanish, the publishers have also provided an English translation of this special issue of TU…

Celebrating One Year of 1worker1vote.org

In late October 2009, the United Steelworkers (USW), Mondragon International and its North America delegation, Mondragon International North America (MINA), decided to collaborate to create equal access to equal share ownership through manufacturing-based enterprises in line with Mondragon’s principles, global footprint and 60 years of experience. On March 26, 2012, after more than two years of research preparations and feedback from…

Building a Worker Coop Ecosystem: Mondragon meets the Five Boroughs

1worker1vote.org co-founders will be at this event in New York City on Monday, March 30. Hosted by Labor Studies at Murphy Institute, this is a free, public conversation with Frederick Freundlich of Mondragon University and members of the NYC Worker Cooperative Coalition. Fred Freundlich is a professor of cooperative enterprise and coordinator of a masters program on cooperative enterprise at the…

Union Co-op Overview

Originally posted at Owning a Better Future. In 2009, the USW announced its collaboration with Mondragon to develop unionized, worker-owned cooperative businesses (“union co-ops”) in the U.S. and Canada. About Mondragon The Mondragon Corporation is comprised of over 100 separate worker-owned cooperative businesses in industrial, retail, finance and knowledge sectors, and was established in 1956 in Mondragon, Spain with the formation of its first co-op, ULGOR,…

European Austerity Politics and its Effect on Spain and the Mondragon Experience

Michael Pettis’ Syriza and the French indemnity of 1871-73 is worthy of a serious read because it is extremely well done and because it has implications for Spain, for Mondragon, and for what www.1worker1vote.org is attempting to build throughout the U.S. My attempt at a partial summary of Michael Pettis’ key-statements supporting this observation follows (with the underlining of several of Mr. Pettis’ statements…

The challenge for Mondragon | Sage Journals

Competitiveness today requires being able to operate at a global scale. The financial crisis invigorated this requirement, posing new challenges to the economic viability of conventional companies and demanding alternative organizational forms of production. Although a wealth of research has focused on capitalist companies, little attention has been paid to the way these challenges affected worker cooperatives. Drawing from a…

Conversación con Michael Peck – Representante de Mondragón para Norteamérica

Michael Peck recently joined MIT CO-LAB and the School of Community Innovation – a program of co-creation for leaders who work for ethnic and regional inclusion (Escuela de Innovación Comunitaria: Un programa de co-creación para líderes que trabajan por la inclusión étnica y regional) – for a discussion on Mondragon and worker cooperatives via Google Chat. Note the discussion is…

Mondragons in Appalachia

Sixty years later, the global industrial worker cooperative phenomenon, Mondragon, inspired by a village priest, proves that a transformational solidarity economic vision backed up by decades of persevering sweat equity can make all the difference between endemic poverty and a sustaining middle class. Yesterday at the Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio, I witnessed the privilege of seeing my niece graduate…

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