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Three Time’s the Charm

“Three time’s the charm” globally failed to scale on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, for Putin, McCarthy, Trump, Musk, Bankman-Fried and Planet Earth. First up that day, Russia fired dozens of missiles against Ukraine and one Russian missile, an accident “caused by an errant Ukrainian air defense missile launched in response to Russian strikes”, landed across the border in Poland. The…

On this Day of Epiphany

For over 2,000 years this day, Epiphany, commonly known in the USA as Three Kings Day, celebrates the feast of the revelation of the Christ to the Gentiles. Biblically and historically, this is represented by the interfaith pilgrimage of the three wise men (Magi) bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, still lying in a manger’s crib.  …

A Beyond Partisanship Call to Unite the Country in 2022

These are not the five ads that won the 2020 campaign contrary to Benedict Pringle‘s assertions. This is what won. Deserve. The country needs to hear a bipartisan, collective, updated version of this message now, after one year in and three to go, with mighty, unexpected setbacks faced. This is how hope grows, what the country deserves to survive and…

Chuck Snyder Remembrances

In honored memory of Chuck Snyder, President and CEO, National Cooperative Bank (NCB) who passed this weekend, from 1worker1vote: This is very sad news for the U.S. cooperative community and for all who care about building a fair & sustaining socioeconomic construct based on cooperative values and practice stopping inequalities and exclusion at the gate. Chuck came from Reading, PA,…

White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment | July 2021

Thanks to the convening power of the American Sustainable Business Council and its singular policy leadership on worker ownership and the High Road workplace orchestrated by Denise Bower and David Levine, ASBC executive committee board member and President/Cofounder respectively, two of our 1worker1vote movement union co-ops – worX Printing Cooperative and Sustainergy Cooperative – presented to the White House Task…

The Liberatory Potential of Union Co-ops | Nonprofit Quarterly

By Carmen Huertas-Noble, Missy Risser-Lovings and Christopher Adams Reposted with permission from the Nonprofit Quarterly In this time of COVID-19 and an economic crisis that disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, many are realizing we need an economy that is inclusive and rooted in solidarity to achieve transformative economic justice. An economy based on solidarity must include alternatives to capitalist firms, such…

From the Union Coop Organizing Front

“I am drawn to the concept of coops in part because I think with some federal policy work and more Labor comfort with this model through scaled positive experiences, a union coop could be the ideal employer structure to build both Union and Cooperative membership.   A union gives our members a voice and decision-making power, a worker coop gives them ownership…

The Economic Underdevelopment of Central Appalachia

Presented at the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Virtual Annual Convention Panel Discussion – Building a Worker Cooperative Ecosystem in Central Appalachia by J. Todd Nesbitt, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Introduction I would first like to offer a big thanks to all of the ASA folks involved in organizing this virtual conference – a massive task.…

The 1worker1vote Movement’s 2020 Annual Report Summary

Activities, Publications, Mission, Acknowledgements Activities To “show and tell” in humility with resolve to do better, once social lockdown became an official U.S. reality last March, 1 worker1vote, together with the American Sustainable Business Council, Catholic Charities USA, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance and other stakeholders launched a coalition advancing a shared services cooperative design to help frontline healthcare, homecare and emergency response…

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