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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Unveils Bold Economic Plan In the Spirit of 4th Principle of Kwanzaa: Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics

December 30, 2014. Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti is calling on Chicagoans to re-imagine our economy and build it together. Bob knows that creating a strong economy means doing more than just asking for jobs or relocating corporate headquarters downtown. In addition to reforming our TIF program and directing resources to attract traditional businesses to all our neighborhoods, creating new opportunities by promoting worker cooperatives is another step in building a robust economy.

“I support a $15 minimum wage increase, but the key to building a strong economy is through building real wealth. To do that we need to create more owners – especially in our neighborhoods. Ownership builds wealth and cooperative ownership is the alternative to reliance on the current low-paying retail and service industry jobs that do not sustain individuals or families,” he said.

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