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Forum Post: Workers' Ownership for the 99% - USW, Mondragon, OEOC

Posted 8 months ago on Nov. 9, 2013, 4:10 p.m. EST by TGN (47)
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A press conference in 2012 by United Steelworkers, Mondragon & OEOC proposing worker ownership.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_TSwRKZ6KU

You can contact USW and inquire about this project here:

http://usw.org/our_union/contact

The Ohio Employee Ownership Center:

http://www.oeockent.org/resources-events/selling-to-your-employees/worker-owned-cooperatives/

And Mondragon:

http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/language/en-US/ENG/Contact-us.aspx

And as the OEOC director said, studies suggest that worker coops out perform other models.

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[-] 3 points by Renneye (3313) 8 months ago

Wow! How cool is this?!?!?

Cooperatives are great models for a 'People's Society.' A government "for the people, by the people," could and should be set up, using similar principles.

Thanks ever so much, TGN!!

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (18117) 8 months ago

Mondragon Shows The Way !!! Yep, Fkn 'A' !! GR8 Post ! Thanx 'TGN' - u bring 'The Good News' :-) & :

per ardua ad astra et veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 8 months ago

Its all there for the taking by the people, to take ahold of this thing and straighten it out.

Getting them to do it is the hard part. Once they decide to, everything will even out quickly.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 8 months ago

Petitions and plebiscites are still tools we can all use.

Whether our elected representatives actually represent us, or not, they cannot over-rule a petition with enough signatures.

People are convinced of two things, politically; a) Votes don't count for shit. And b) What can one person do to change anything?

We need to focus upon raising awareness of personal power input into a common cause.

[-] 4 points by TGN (47) 8 months ago

Exactly. That's why I posted the links. People should contact USW and OEOC and find out where this project is currently going and how they can help.