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Documentary abt Solutions | Together: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis

Posted 2 months ago on Jan. 26, 2014, 4:32 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ

It’s a fact. In Europe, 1.5 million workers co-own their enterprises. They are called worker cooperatives, social cooperatives or participative enterprises. The documentary TOGETHER reveals, through extensive research and exclusive interviews, why those enterprises show a major resilience to the crisis and its consequences through 4 examples: a mineral water plant in Poland (Muszynianka), a company in crisis transformed into a worker cooperative in France (Fonderie de l’Aisne), a consortium of social cooperatives in Italy (Consorzio SIS) and one of Spain’s main business groups (MONDRAGON Corporation).

Via Films for Action

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[-] 6 points by beautifulworld (20509) 2 months ago

"There was no longer a division between "us" workers and "them" management." Cooperatives give workers dignity and control over their work and their lives, and are one way to overcome the degradation of workers rights that we have seen over the past 40 years. They also prove that shareholders and profits, and all of that, is often a bunch of malarkey.

[-] 5 points by struggleforfreedom80 (6276) 2 months ago

Great!

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