Strategies to Create Broad Based, Collective Worker Ownership.

Host/Sponsor: 
The Community and Economic Development Clinic at CUNY School of Law
Room: 
1.115
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Abstract: 
This second of three interrelated panels will explore and assess strategies to create broad based, collective worker ownership. These strategies include, but are not limited to: 1) Municipalities funding worker coops and supporting their sustainability by serving as anchor institutions for worker coops, 2) Unions coming together to create and fund union coop initiatives, and 3) communities mobilizing for legislative policies to support an ecosystem of support for worker coops, including the American Sustainable Business Council's (ASBC) Ownership for all Campaign
Panel Track: 
Worker Coops and Union Coops as Tools to Resist, Build, Transform and Liberate
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Carmen
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Huertas-Noble
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Professor of Law and Director of CUNY Law School's Community and Economic Development Clinic
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Carmen Huertas-Noble, Associate Professor of Law, is the Director of the Community and Economic Development Clinic (CEDC) at CUNY Law School. CEDC has played a leading role in providing legal support to worker owned cooperatives, including a number of leading NYC organizations that create and/or support worker-owned coops. Currently, CEDC and 1 Worker 1 Vote are developing a cooperative development curriculum based on the Mondragon model.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Chris
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Adams
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Attorney at CUNY School of Law's Community and Economic Development Clinic
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
David
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Levine
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Co-founder and CEO of the American Sustainable Business Council
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
David is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the American Sustainable Business Council. He has worked as a social entrepreneur for over 30 years focusing on the development of whole systems solutions for a more sustainable society through building strategic partnerships and broad stakeholders initiatives. Previously, he was the Founding Director of Continuing Education & Public Programs at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. From 1984–1997, David was Founder and executive director of the Learning Alliance, an independent popular education organization.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Stephan
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Edel
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Policy Director, Center for Working Families
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Stephen Edel is the Project Director of the New York Working Families Project. Before coming to Working Families, Stephan worked as a union organizer in seven states, as a community organizer, and as a producer of video and multimedia content. Stephan attended law school to better understand the legal mechanisms that impact and often marginalize working class communities and small businesses. He has a JD from The City University of New York School of Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Global Politics from Birbeck College of the University of London. Since joining the Center to work to expand and implementation of the Green Jobs Green New York Program he has expanded his portfolio to support working Families campaign research and legislative efforts in New York and other states.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Michael
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Peck
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Mondragon NorthAmerican Delegate and Co-founder of 1 Worker 1 Vote
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography: 
Michael Peck is the North American delegate for Mondragon, the world’s largest industrial worker cooperative. In 2012, the United Steelworkers Union, Mondragon, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center announced the union-coop template to create unionized worker-owned cooperatives. He is a co-founder of 1 Worker 1 Vote, which is dedicated to solving America’s unhealthy and unequal opportunity, mobility, and wealth divides through broad-based, equal share worker ownership. Affiliation: MAPA Group, North American Delegate for Mondragon, 1 Worker 1 Vote
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Carmen
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Huertas-Noble
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Professor of Law and Director of CUNY Law School's Community and Economic Development Clinic

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