Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Steelworkers' union embraces worker co-op model

In what is a first for North American unions the United Steelworkers has announced a partnership with the Mondragon co-op giant in Spain to promote the worker co-op model in the U.S. For details see: http://www.thenation.com/blog/167048/worker-ownership-21st-century

TorontotheBetter sees such union-community developments as a necessary and positive evolution of unions to adopt more muscular public policies to address the current crisis in the mainstream economy. Libra worker co-op, the parent of TorontotheBetter, itself adopted the unionized co-op model in 2006 when it joined the Toronto branch of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Stay tuned to the TorontotheBetter blog for more on this important issue.

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