WATCH THE WEBINAR:
Business Owners Forum:
Why I chose worker ownership for the legacy of my business
Presented as part of the City of Santa Clara’s Worker Cooperative Initiative
Recorded on: May 25, 2021
Hosted by the City of Santa Clara in partnership with Project Equity, The Democracy at Work Institute, Sustainable Economies Law Center, and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.
In this webinar, we learned about worker-owned business models directly from business owners.
The event featured a panel discussion with founders of successful worker-owned businesses and explored how a transition to a worker cooperative via an employee buyout was the right choice for them.
Guest speakers include:
- Kirk Vartan, A Slice of New York
- Jerry Skomer, Alternative Technologies
- George Chittenden, Adams & Chittenden Scientific Glass
Project Equity interviewed Burnett Specialists, a successful ESOP and Staffing firm in Houston, Texas that went from woman-owned to 100% employee-owned. Read interview >>
A Job Quality Agenda for the Next Administration was written by The Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellows urging policymakers to build an agenda for economic recovery focused on job quality and economic inclusion.
The City of Santa Clara launched an initiative to assist locally-owned businesses that are at risk of closure to learn about the option of employee ownership.