Employee Ownership and the Pursuit of Happiness

“Mine!” “No one washes a rental car” -Corey Rosen, National Center for Employee Ownership Ownership is a part of my DNA, as it is, I believe, for most. My great-grandfather was born in England in 1850. Small landholders of the English countryside had been evicted from land that had been held in common for centuries.…

Oakland Passes Resolution in Support of Worker Cooperatives

Oakland Passes Resolution in Support of Worker Cooperatives -- Sustainable Economy Laws Center OAKLAND, CA — The day after Labor Day, Oakland City Council made a bold proclamation in support of democratic and equitable workplaces, passing the “Resolution Supporting the Development of Worker Cooperatives In Oakland.” The Sustainable Economies Law Center championed this resolution in partnership…

Westword: Odell Brewing Converts to Employee Ownership

Maintaining "Cultural Fabric," Odell brewing converts to employee ownership -- Westword Wynne, Doug and Corkie Odell had three goals when they began thinking about the future ownership of the brewery they'd founded in 1989: upholding its financial stability, keeping independent control, and maintaining their cultural fabric. On Monday, Fort Collins-based Odell Brewing – the third…