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The EO+WD Weekend Newsletter, Vol. 4
Updates from Canada and the UK | Notes on labor unions and ridesharing
We hope you had a restful holiday. Dive back in:
What We’ve Been Writing
Megan covers an effort to shake up the ridesharing industry by creating an employee owned alternative to Uber and Lyft
Remember Canada’s new budget for EOTs? Minseo dives deeper into what the new allocation of funds entails, and whether it will be effective
The United Auto Workers Union has a new president - but will he make the necessary reforms? Reid weighs in here
What We’ve Been Reading
John Lewis Partnership, the iconic employee-owned firm, is “reviewing” their employee owned structure. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales explains that this isn’t a signal of the end of employee ownership in the UK
Canada’s 2023 budget includes funds to expand EOTs in the country. Check out one analysis of the proposal here
Still wondering what exactly employee ownership is? Check out this article that covers the basics, including what an ESOP is
In Case You Missed It
Last week Dr. Hand published an article covering what exactly a purpose trust is - be sure to check it out if you haven’t!
The Employee Ownership + Workplace Democracy Research Cluster (EO+WD) is sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas (DTX).