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Recovery Zone on 03/28/12

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Role of Worker Owned Co-operatives in Occupy Movement

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives, Congress may be considering the National Cooperative Development Act, and worker-owned co-operatives could play a role in the Occupy Movement as it seeks to challenge the widening wealth gap between the top 1% and the rest of us. Here in Portland City Bikes has been operating as a worker-owned cooperative since 1990. "In a nutshell, this means that the workers own and run the business. We share responsibility and profit equally among the worker-owners." City Bike worker-owner Tim Calvert will talk with host Stephanie Potter about his own experiences, and how worker-owned co-ops could help build an economy and society that works for all its members.

 

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