Worker-owned co-ops got a boost on Monday when Independent Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled an initiative in Vermont that champions what many call "the new economy."“At a time when corporate America is outsourcing millions of decent-paying jobs overseas and with the economy continuing to struggle to create jobs that pay a livable wage, we need to expand economic models that help the middle-class," Sanders said during a press conference in Burlington. "I strongly believe that employee ownership is one of those models.
Rep. John Conyers (MI-13) Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-20) Rep. Charles Rangel (NY-13)Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-02)Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-05)Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)Rep. Janice Hahn (CA-44)Rep. William Macy Clay (MO-05)Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15)Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX-18)Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-09)Rep. Maxine Waters CA-43)Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05)Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)Rep. John Lewis (GA-05)Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37)Rep. Janice Schakowsky (IL-09)Rep. James McGovern (MA-02)Rep. Gregory Meeks (NY-05)Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17)Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01)
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