Colorado

Confluence – New & Next: The Strengths of Employee Ownership

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Building off of these trends, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), has collaborated with policymakers like James Coleman (D) and Jack Tate (R) to introduce HB17-1214, Encouraging Employee Ownership of Existing Business. The bill would create a revolving loan to assist businesses with conversion fees. It would also require that staff members of the Colorado Office of […]

Kentucky

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth – Panel encourages courageous solutions to economic issues

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From Kentuckians for the Commonwealth University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law featured Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Professor Ariana R. Levinson and Sadiqa Reynolds for a lunch time panel discussion about cooperatives. Dr. Gordon Nembhard is an expert on the history of black-owned cooperatives. Her book, Collective Courage, is a groundbreaking study of the history of African American owned cooperatives. Prof. Levinson […]

News

Waging Nonviolence: – How Uber and Lyft were driven from Austin and replaced with a worker cooperative

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Read at Waging Nonviolence:  Two years ago, what is now the third-largest worker-owned cooperative in the United States couldn’t get more than a dozen people together. That might be hard to believe, because they all have their own transportation. They’re cab drivers.  It was early October, notoriously one of the most uncomfortable times of the […]

California

GEO – How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

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From Grassroots Economic Organizing: City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development. It started in 2009 when the City of Cleveland accessed a federal guaranteed loan to help finance the Evergreen Cooperatives. Since then, nine more city governments have moved to promote worker cooperatives through municipal projects, initiatives, or policies because […]

California

The Atlantic – The Life-Changing Magic of Turning Employees Into Shareholders

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From The Atlantic: Research shows that companies with significant employee ownership grow faster than their conventionally-owned counterparts. They typically pay more, and they are less likely to lay people off in a downturn (let alone move all their operations overseas). Some have made their frontline employees and middle managers remarkably wealthy. A recent report highlighted the experience of […]

News

The Hill – Powerful, Under-used Tool For Reducing Income-inequality: Broad-based Ownership

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From The Hill: When income inequality in the United States is reportedly the highest it has ever been, it’s little wonder that the average American’s confidence in the economy is low and dropping. Gallup recently reported that the Economic Confidence Index in mid-July had plunged nearly 20 percent from 18 months earlier. The American Dream is seen as beyond […]