Thursday, July 30, 2009

Conference On Worker Owned Companies To Be Held At Duquesne University

On July 31st through August 2nd The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy will be holding their 5th annual biennial gathering. This years meeting will be titled "Democracy Works: Worker Cooperatives, Labor Solidarity, and Sustainability." The focus of the conference will be finding ways to spur worker-owned business cooperatives.

Mary Hoyer, lead organizer of the conference, says that cooperative business ventures are better for local economies because larger numbers of people are able to share in a company's profits.

Speakers at the event will discuss how employee-owned companies have been affected by and responded to events in the history of capitalism that have caused downturn in economies.

The event will be held at Duquesne University.

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