Work, Place and Community: The ‘Solidarity Ecosystems’ of Occupied Factories

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The Greek workers of VIOME took-over their old factory, fought off evictions and collectively occupied auction houses to stop the sell-off of the land they work on. In doing so, they are not just creating a better way of doing work, but also offering hints at more supportive and integrated communities and stronger, less-fractured societies. And they are not alone.

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One case against Betsy DeVos: charter schools

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A detailed analysis on charter schools published by the Economic Policy Institute noted that, “Numerous analyses have found chartering to lead to an imbalanced distribution of students by race, income, language proficiency, and disability status.” Furthermore, “pension and health care costs are systemwide concerns that cannot be ignored by shifting students and public dollars across sectors.” Charter schools seem to bring up more questions than they answer.

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Economic Update: Solving Old Economic Problems

On this week's Economic Update, Prof. Wolff provides updates on Vermont brewery becoming a worker coop, profitability proves nothing, Trump knocks "fiduciary rule," immigration reduces crime, Pelosi...

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A Closer Look At Cooperative Structures: a Q&A with Prof. Thomas Lambert

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Professor Thomas Lambert chats with us about U.S. worker-owned cooperatives and their decision-making structures. His research, which surveyed about 50 co-ops across the country (there are an estimated 200 to 300 worker-owned cooperatives in the United States) sheds light on some of the underexamined aspects of co-op structures, such as the ratio of managers to workers, and the criteria considered in making investment decisions.

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Global Capitalism: February 2017 Monthly Economic Update

Global Capitalism: "Nationalism + Scapegoating 'Foreigners:'
Why Capitalism in Crisis Often Does This" 
with Richard D. Wolff 
Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work, Left Forum & Judson Memorial Church
 
These programs begin with 30min of short updates on important economic events of the last month...

 

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