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.


Looking for union co-op resources?

Get started with Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Communities: The Union Co-op Model (PDF) developed by the United Steelworkers (USW), Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) and Mondragon International USA.

Download the National Union Worker Cooperative Movement: Creating an Economy that Works for All PowerPoint file.

Visit the United Steelworkers Union Co-op page for interviews, videos and resources.

Download Worker-Owned and Unionized Worker-Owned Cooperatives: Two Tools to Address Income Inequality (published March 2016) by Carmen Huertas-Noble

Download Promoting Worker-Owned Cooperatives as a CED Empowerment Strategy: A Case Study of Colors and Lawyering in Support of Participatory Decision-Making and Meaningful Social Change (published in 2010) by Carmen Huertas-Noble

Read the Harvard Business School Case Study on 1worker1vote.org: 1worker1vote: Mondragon in the U.S. (available for purchase and for free to registered educators).

Watch the video from the 2012 announcement of the union co-op model with USW, OEOC and Mondragon:


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