Please join us to watch the award-winning documentary film SHIFT CHANGE at Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan Campus on Friday, September 20.
The film examines employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces and growing healthy communities.
Visiting the 50-year old network of co-operative . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Shift Change-Worker Owned Co-ops
The corporate model has failed society miserably as far as fairness, democracy, equity and responsibility is concerned. One well established and successful co-op model has been established in Mondragon.
Word of their achievements establishing very productive and responsible worker co-ops is spreading.
This good news of interest to governments, business, unions and workers.
There . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Worker Ownership for the 99%- Press Conference
From Alter.net Richard D. Wolffe writes:
“In May 2012, I had occasion to visit the city of Arrasate-Mondragon, in the Basque region of Spain. It is the headquarters of the Mondragon Corporation (MC), a stunningly successful alternative to the capitalist organization of production.
MC is composed of many co-operative enterprises grouped into four areas: industry, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Doing Capitalism Differently – Spain’s Mondragon Corporation
As one of the PIGS, the four (or six) European countries whose dysfunctional economies are much in the news these days, Spain is perhaps not the place you would expect to find a thriving economic enterprise. But one such enterprise is in fact flourishing, weathering the financial storm quite nicely. I refer to the Mondragon . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Co-op beats Spanish recession