Monthly Archives: May 2018

Labor Unions and Co-ops, part 5

There and Back Again: Unions and Worker Co-operatives In October 2009, the United Steelworkers and Mondragón Co-operative held a joint press conference to announce a partnership to create worker-owned unionized factories in the United States (Witherell, 2013). This marked the … Continue reading

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update on this site

I had a few minutes this morning to fix some things with this site. If you have been itching to comment, you can do so now. You need to register as a subscriber and then you will have access to … Continue reading

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Labor Unions and Co-ops, part 4

The New* Worker Co-operatives Worker owned businesses have always existed in the in the United States. They may be as small as a single proprietorship or as large as Google. Depending on the definition of worker ownership, organizations such as … Continue reading

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Labor Unions and Co-ops, part 3

A Labor Movement for the New Guilded Age When Ronald Reagan stood before the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, he not only invoked the rising supremacy of the United States by demanding “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”, he … Continue reading

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Labor and Co-ops: Beginnings

part 2 of a series Early Unionist Movement and Co-operatives The first inception of the labor movement in the United States looked little like today’s organizations. The National Labor Union and the Knights of Labor did not seek to engage … Continue reading

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