Understanding The Concepts
Information on Worker Co-ops
TedTalksx Cleveland, Ted Howard (excellent 18 minute talk on the “Cleveland Model” and Evergreen Cooperatives
Shift Change – 14 short clips on the Evergreen Cooperatives, 1stsegment intro to MCC – Mondragon Cooperative Corporation of Spain. 4thsegment on New Era Windows of Chicago with Laura Flanders, also Brendan Martin CEO of Working World.
Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland Ohio at http://www.evgoh.com/
above link describes huge worker owned cooperative greenhouse in Cleveland, Ohio
www.WorkingWorld.org An organization that funds start up worker owned cooperatives.
Go to this link for an excellent discussion of tax benefits of existing companies to convert to worker owned cooperatives http://www.esoplaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ESOP-Business-Brochure4-1.pdf
www.democracycollaborative.org An excellent website, CEO Ted Howard explains origins of the Cleveland Model, etc. Gar Alperovitz, founder.
Mondragon Corporation http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/eng/
Video on Mondragon Cooperative Corporation, 7thlargest corporation in Spain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZoI0C1mPek
Also interview by Amy Goodwin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bcNfbGxAdY’
A Unique Management Philosophy That Works
Ricardo Semler, CEO of Semco Brazil. Please read article on www.Freibergs.com
Also read Maverick, Ricardo’s best selling book describing how he developed Semco into a huge success using his unusual methods, or lack thereof.