At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks and big business, and growing inequity in our country, employee ownership offers a real solution for workers and communities. Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work is a new documentary (to be released in July, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. The film couldn’t be more timely, as 2012 has been declared by the U.N. as the “International Year of the Cooperative.”
- Mark Dworkin
Worker coops are democratically-run businesses where the workers are also the owners of the means of production. Decisions are made collectively, and the risk as well as the revenue is also spread between all worker-owners.