Topic: Labor and Work

Event Date: 09/30/2016 - 7:00pm

The Empower Kentucky Summit will be largest gathering ever of a diverse set of Kentuckians figuring out what it will take to bring about Kentucky's Bright Energy Future.

Event Date: 04/08/2015 (All day)

The first continental Social Solidarity Economy Forum in North America

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Event Date: 11/09/2015 - 1:30pm

Does building a truly just, democratic and sustainable economy mean creating an entirely new system beyond capitalism—or can we reform capitalism to operate according to those values?

Event Date: 09/09/2015 - 3:00pm

Join the Democracy Collaborative's Keane Bhatt and Steve Dubb, co-authors of our new report Educate and Empower: Tools for Building Community Wealt

Event Date: 09/20/2015 (All day)

The Western Worker Cooperative Conference is a biennial event (every 2 years) that fosters education and information sharing among worker co-ops and promotes sustainable development of the co-op movement.

Event Date: 08/12/2015 - 2:00pm

This webinar will share essential information on succession planning options available to business owners through employee ownership. We will review the main features of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and worker-owned cooperatives, and will discuss the benefits and distinctions of each, including resources for how to learn more, and how to get support.

Event Date: 05/26/2015 - 3:00pm

 The Sustainable Economies Law Center has put a great deal of thought into structuring as a worker self-directed nonprofit, and are excited to share thei model with others, gather feedback, and learn about how other nonprofit organizations are implementing workplace democracy.

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Posted on 4/22/15

In the not-too distant future we can expect to see a rapid increase in structural unemployment as a result of increasing substitution of technology—including sophisticated robots—for human labor. A massive shift to new energy technologies can, in the short run, substitute for many jobs lost in the dirty fuel industries we must, and will, phase out.