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Amid “Constitutional Crisis,” Bernie Sanders Urges Workers To Seize Means of Production

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From In These Times (pdf): “…two bills introduced to relatively little fanfare Thursday. The first, the WORK (“Worker Ownership, Readiness and Knowledge”) Act, would direct more than $45 million in funding to state-level employee ownership centers, aimed at providing training and technical assistance to current and prospective worker-owners. A second piece of legislation would establish […]

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Hacking the American Dream: Progressive Senators Go Big for Worker Ownership

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From Commondreams.org (pdf) Hacking the American Dream: Progressive Senators Go Big for Worker Ownership Two common-sense pieces of federal support for employee business ownership on the table The best-kept business model secret of our age is about to get the spotlight it has long deserved. It’s employee ownership—a proven, common-sense pathway to reduce inequality, anchor […]

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Colorado Legislature Passes Measure to Promote Employee-owned Businesses

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From the Denver Business Journal (pdf): Colorado Legislature passes measure to promote employee-owned businesses Colorado is about to get into the business of teaching individuals how to pass along their businesses to their employees. The state Legislature has passed a bill that that requires the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to promote the […]

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North Wind Renewable Energy Transitions to Employee-Owned Cooperative

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From the Stevens Point City Times:North Wind Renewable Energy has announced the company is now an employee-owned cooperative.  The transition for the 10-year-old company took place April 1.In 2016, North Wind installed over 660 kilowatts of solar power at more than 40 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, helping customers save money on utility bills and transitioning to clean energy […]

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Afraid Of Losing Their Jobs Workers Take Over The Business

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From PRI: Workers in the United States might relate to this. The country’s factories and small businesses have also struggled in recent years. The US has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000, which President Donald Trump has blamed on free trade agreements (a claim Politifact rated only half-true). During the recession, more US businesses closed […]