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.

Activities & Tasks

1worker1vote.org will:

  • Promote worker-owner jobs, projects & companies
  • Educate innovators & incubators of hybrid ownership models such as the union co-op platform
  • Design models that integrate equal share ownership businesses with progressive collective bargaining agreements
  • Fund local worker-owner catalysts
  • Grow inclusive networks and demonstrate leadership in specific geographies
  • Steward municipal and county union co-op chapters
  • Create a nationwide network of “vested” supporters

Our initial “show, not tell” tasks include:

  • Support the development of union co-op initiatives
    • Goal: 10 new cities per year over a five-year timeframe
  • Develop a digital resource map
    • Connect local & national worker-friendly funds, networks, businesses, workers
  • Demonstrate and disseminate best practices
  • Offer training resources to union co-ops
  • Create a user-friendly union.coop website
    • Open source platform for successful union-coop templates
  • Assist existing businesses with transition to union co-op structure
  • Provide technical assistance and mentors
  • Educate faith, labor, community, and business groups and their networks about union co-op model
  • Offer matriculation to the Mondragon University Online MBA through participating North American universities
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