Employee ownership funds, centers, certification, directory

Worker Buy-Outs: As the German model of industry-wide collective bargaining comes under pressure, unions are now being forced to look for other means of protecting jobs. Read how employee ownership, though not a one-size-fits-all solution, could help revitalize the labor movement in Germany. Don’t Start Just Any Kind of Business; Start a Worker Co-op End Capitalism Worker-Owned Cooperatives Are Creating …

Proposal to Electrify Bus and Rail: Elizabeth Warren and AOC Lay Down Climate Challenge to Biden

Their bill aims to electrify bus and rail infrastructure, with the aim of reaching net-zero U.S. carbon emissions by 2050. By Jarrell Dillard and Leslie Kaufman March 18, 2021 Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker Thursday for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels. Senator Elizabeth Warren and …

Black and Latinx metro area residents represent only 12% of people making the average annual wage or more, even though they are 25% of the population. And fewer than half of Black Coloradans and 54% of Latinx own their homes, compared to ~75% of whites

Colorado Sun, February 2021 U.S. News & World Report has ranked Colorado as having the No. 1 economy in the nation and consistently ranks our cities among the top five places to live, with Boulder holding No. 1 and Denver No. 2 for the last two years. Even before the pandemic, not everyone has been able to access the economic and social opportunities we …

Opportunity amid crisis: Invest in different structures, organizing alongside or outside of the traditional unions, base-building and nonprofit organizations, enriching our movement ecosystem and augmenting our work for the multi-year struggles ahead

Crisis presents movement opportunities of which we cannot yet conceive—but we can build the scaffolding, skills, and people who are able to vision, throw down and support in these times of crisis. May we strengthen the old and build the new. BUILD NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A BROADER MOVEMENT By Jeff Ordower, Organizing Upgrade, February 25, 2021 | ORGANIZE! Organizers can draw so much …

Our fragile democracy, minimum wage fight, justice system and more

Feb 2021 With Trump’s Acquittal, The Fragility Of America’s Democracy Is Even More Clear (FiveThirtyEight) — “Even if Trump himself doesn’t seek the presidency again, aspiring Republican politicians know now that the party’s base and elected officials will tolerate a lot of anti-democratic behavior. So, both Trump and Trump-style politics remain major threats to American democracy and potentially the future …

How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First

IN DEPTH Where Incarceration Isn’t the Answer The 25% Tipping Point Photo Essay | Signs of Your Identity A Way Out of a Dark Past How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First 11 Better Ideas for a Country in Need of Social Change A Reset for Unprecedented Times SOLUTIONS WE LOVE CULTURE SHIFT ALSO BY ISABELLA BREDA NOV 3, 2020 …

Nearly half of non-union workforce would join a union if they could. Accelerating wealth inequality and need for protection have raised public support for unions

In 2018, researchers at MIT found that approximately 48% of nonunion workers would join a union if they could — representing some 58 million workers and nearly half of the nonunion workforce.  Gallup estimates that as of 2020, 65% of all Americans approve of labor unions; including 83% of Democrats, 64% of independents and 45% of Republicans.  The coronavirus pandemic may be …

Toward working class self-organization

This summer we saw we badly needed some ad hoc structures — mass assemblies — that could have coordinated and connected the fight in the streets and in the workplaces in a systematic way. And we needed the socialists in our unions who would’ve pushed for democratic self-organization and workers’ assemblies like this. By Jason Koslowski, Left Voice.January 5, 2021 | STRATEGIZE! https://popularresistance.org/a-critique-of-the-rank-and-file-strategy/ To reconnect the workers’ …

M4All saves money while covering everyone. Support for Medicare for All reaching 70%, according to Fox. Health insurance companies double profits. Over 90 million Americans uninsured or underinsured and can’t afford to go to a doctor when they get sick

By Matt Bruenig the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate of the cost of implementing a single-payer health insurance program in the United States. The CBO’s report is more exhaustive than any other recent study on the subject and concludes that replacing our current system with a single-payer system would insure every American while reducing overall health spending in the country. …