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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.

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Harper Bishop

Director of Equitable Development, Open Buffalo
has nearly a decade’s worth of experience in training grassroots leaders, advocating for progressive policies, and organizing for economic and social justice in his hometown, most recently as the Director of Equitable Development at Open Buffalo. In this position he has worked with... 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 EDT
Rockwell Hall 302