Línea Abierta : WORKERS TURNED OWNERS.
- Title: WORKERS TURNED OWNERS.
- Guest: Michael Peck.
- Additional Guests: Sergio Marquez, Luz Bazan Gutierrez, Yvette Zaragoza.
- Host: Chelis López
- Date: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
- Description: WORKERS TURNED OWNERS. As more and more jobs are being lost in the United States, worker-owned cooperatives are growing, many following the model of Mondragón Internacional, a co-op founded in the Basque region 50 years ago.
- Genre: News
- Location: San Francisco, CA.
- Program Number: 6183
- Producer: Samuel Orozco
- Progam Number: 6183
- Publisher: Radio Bilingüe
- Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License
- Subject: Economic Development
- Year: 2010
- Program Name: la_100818.mp3
- Length: 59:05 minutes (54.11 MB)
- Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
WORKERS TURNED OWNERS. As more and more jobs are being lost in the United States, worker-owned cooperatives are growing, many following the model of Mondragón Internacional, a co-op founded in the Basque region 50 years ago with a small technical school, credit union and a small workshop manufacturing kerosene stoves. In rural areas of the U.S., cooperatives are becoming an alternative for some farm workers turned farmers. In more urban settings, unions such as t he United Steelworkers, are seeking to create jobs by setting up sustainable businesses, owned by workers.
Guests: Michael Peck, North American Delegate, Mondragón Corporation, Washington, DC, http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/language/en-US/ENG.aspx ; Sergio Marquez, Farmer and founder, Manzaneros Mexicanos de Washington, Wapato, Washington; Luz Bazan Gutierrez, CEO, Center for Latino Farmers, Yakima, WA; http://www.centerforlatinofarmers.com ; Yvette Zaragoza, Small Business Regional Training and Outreach Manager, Latino Economic Development Corporation, Wheaton, MD, www.ledcdc.org