Own Your Own Job: Cooperative Worker-Owners Tell their Stories

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Location: 
WSU Student Center: 16
Full Description: 

Worker ownership offers jobs with dignity and security, and bring power to low-income workers and communities. YES! Magazine hosts a panel of worker-owners from the Bronx, Cleveland, and other urban centers to tell stories of creating their own work places and shaping their own futures. Whether it’s reselling used building parts or installing solar panels, these cooperatives are also eco-friendly, and offer an alternative to the economic, environmental, and health crises created by hit-and-run corporations. Learn what works and doesn't work, and ask these worker-owners for feedback on your ideas for your workplace or community.

Organizer Name: 
Sarah van Gelder
Organizer Email: 
svangelder@yesmagazine.org
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
YES! Magazine
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Capitalism in Crisis: tearing down poverty, building economic alternatives & a solidarity economy
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
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