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February 27, 2017
Democracy at Work Institute Board President and worker-owner at Opportunity Threads, Molly Hemstreet, spoke at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in February, a convening of faith and social justice movement leaders. She gave the below address at the meeting.     My name is Molly Hemstreet.  I am from Morganton—a town in Western North Carolina.   During the late 1990s to early 2000s our surrounding community lost 47,000 jobs.  These were good manufacturing jobs.  When my... more
January 11, 2017
The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute, affiliated organizations working together to grow a powerful grassroots movement for worker ownership in the United States, join forces in our support for the Movement for Black Lives.  We sign on to the Vision for Black Lives, and we pledge our combined energy and resources to work toward community control and economic justice based on “ownership, not merely access” for Black communities.  At this critical historical... more

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