"Ownership is bipartisan. People come at it from different perspectives, but they get to the same place. And we just have to align our vocabulary... The Main Street Employee Ownership Act that Senator Gillibrand did in August 2018 was a bipartisan act of ownership. Now, it hasn't been as effective because the SBA has dug in its heels and that's one of the things we have to solve, but still, the fact that the act was passed in this administration, as a bipartisan ownership act, that's the future we must demand... And I think if we're fortunate to have a free and fair election in November we will see a resurgence of an economy that works for all."
- Michael Peck is the Executive Director of 1 Worker 1 Vote, former International Delegate (USA) for the Mondragón Co-operative Corporation (1999 –2019).
This is a clip from an episode of All Things Co-op: Interview with 1 Worker 1 Vote.
In this episode, 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.
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A47S2ogw9F0
Learn more about 1 Worker 1 Vote: http://1worker1vote.org/
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