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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Unions and Co-ops Together

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There's a groundswell of activity among labor unions exploring worker cooperatives as a way to create and preserve jobs, and one of the most exciting efforts in this growing movement is the development of the "union co-op model", the direct link to Mondragon Cooperative Corporation. "1worker1vote" articulates a business structure combining the benefits of worker ownership and workplace democracy with the strengths of organized labor. This session will provide an overview of the union co-op model, its successes nationally, and opportunities in the Buffalo region and beyond.


Harper Bishop

is currently the Economic Development and Climate Change Coordinator at Open Buffalo, a community movement for social and economic justice. Harper comes to this position with over a decade's worth of non-profit management experience and progressive policy expertise. Since returning home to Buffalo from Washington, D.C., Harper has advocated for a new economy that puts people first and protects our environment. Harper is a 2013-2014 BALLE Local... Read More →

Libby Sholes

Founder and member of the board, 1worker1vote
is a union co-op catalyst organizing California progressive faith communities, labor, immigrant groups, and communities of color. She is a co-founder of 1worker1vote, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of union-coops.

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Rockwell Hall 302

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