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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Manufacturing

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January 23, 2023

Mountain Equipment Catastrophe

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Dru Oja Jay is joined by Kevin Harding, one of the organizers of a spirited hail-mary attempt to save Mountain Equipment Co-op from being sold off to a US private equity firm.

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October 20, 2022

Worx Printing: A Union Co-op

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In this special episode in honor of National Co-op Month, Kevin speaks with Kevin O’Brien, co-founder of the union co-op Worx Printing.

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June 30, 2022

This Southern Appalachian town uses co-ops to build new communities around old industries

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In the foothills of western North Carolina, the small town of Morganton is home to a growing co-op movement that’s reinvigorating the region’s once-struggling textile and furniture manufacturing industries, and refashioning them around egalitarianism and localism. 

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March 7, 2022

Isthmus Engineering: A Case Study on Worker Co-op Governance

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This webinar brings to life a case example of a worker-owned co-operative in a technical field.

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January 3, 2022

Workers' Self-Management at Vio.Me

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An interview with a worker-owner at the Vio.Me worker-occupied factory in Greece.

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October 28, 2021

A Failure of Cooperative Governance

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Professor Imanol Basterretxea discusses some of the governance failures that helped lead to the collapse of the Mondragon cooperative Fagor Electrodoméstico.

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May 17, 2021

A Tight-Knit Worker Co-op

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Michael Johnson interviews Gail Haines about life and work at the Green Mountain Spinnery.