What do unions and cooperatives have in common?

USWIn 2009 the United Steel Workers (USW) collaborated with Mondragon Cooperatives, the world’s largest worker-owned cooperative, to start to develop unionized, worker-owned cooperatives in the US and Canada.  As a result of this partnership, USW and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center released a Union Co-op model in 2012 to provide a roadmap for workers to gain ownership of their own businesses.  Most recently at its 2014 convention the USW passed  Resolution #27 “The USW supports the United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives and the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation in their efforts to promote and support worker-owned businesses”

To learn more about these developments go to:  www.usw.coop

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