ATC welcomes back Michael Peck for a fascinating and inspiring conversation about co-ops, union co-ops and other hybrid ownership models, the critical emphasis on ecosystem building, the inequalities revealed by Covid-19 and how the pandemic shows we need a cultural reset, and the promising snowballing effect of the cooperative movement with bi-partisan support. Peck's wealth of experience and knowledge in the cooperative field enables him to give many concrete examples of initiatives, movements, and practical applications of these ideas all across the country, and from the Mondragon Corporation.
Michael Peck is the Executive Director of 1 Worker 1 Vote, and describes himself as a movement organizer, dedicated to putting more power on the table for workers and to bringing workplace democracy and equity to frontline populations and economies, pushing back on all the embedded structural inequalities that are driving this nation into the disaster zone. He is also a co-founder of The Virtuous Cycle Collaboratory (tvc2) – a MBE worker cooperative & social enterprise whose mission is to “flatten the curves” with virtuous cycles, former International Delegate (USA) for the Mondragón Co-operative Corporation (1999 –2019), board secretary for the American Sustainable Business Council, and Blue Green Alliance corporate advisory board member
Learn more about 1worker1vote: http://1worker1vote.org
Michael Peck's first appearance on All Things Co-op focused on the Mondragon Corporation—the largest worker co-op in the world—about the history of Mondragon, how it became one of the most successful enterprises in Spain, and lessons we can take away in the movement to build worker owned co-ops in our own communities.
Listen to this episode (Season 1, Episode 3): https://www.democracyatwork.info/atc_s1_e3_mondragon
All Things Co-op is a show that explores everything co-op. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Co-op aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to create a new cooperative society.
All Things Co-op is hosted by Democracy at Work (d@w). d@w produces media and live events to expose capitalism’s systemic problems and to show how democratizing our workplaces solves them. We can do better than capitalism.
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