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Solidarity Economies: Worker Coops
December 4, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
The local movement of worker cooperatives, supported by the City Council, has increasingly caught the imagination of workers and organizers. What is the potential and what are the limitations of worker co-ops in building a movement for economic and social justice? To what extent does the co-op model enable working people to create secure jobs with decent pay and dignity, and, in doing so, begin to envision a new economy? What is the nature of organized labor’s role in this new movement?
- Amy B Dean, Editorial Board Member, New Labor Forum; Fellow, The Century Foundation; Co-author, A New New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement
- Roger Green, Director, Dubois-Bunche Center on Public Policy, Medgar Evers College; collaborating on a conversion of hospitals to cooperative ownership models
- Adria Powell, Executive Vice President, Cooperative Home Care Associates
- Melissa Risser, Attorney, Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project; co-founder of 1worker1vote.org