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🌍 The EO+WD Weekend Newsletter, Vol. 5
This week: We go global, with reports from Canada and the UK
What We’ve Been Reading
Canada is taking a big step forward on employee ownership, but not everyone agrees how they should do it. Read one author’s take on how future legislation should be structured
UK company Environet became an EOT during the pandemic. Read why founder Nic Seal considers the transfer of ownership to staff “the best decision we could have made.”
Rutgers University is launching a new academic research initiative on employee ownership and equity compensation
What We’ve Been Writing
Last week Dr. Hand went to the Skoll Forum in Oxford, where he interviewed delegates on their experiences with workplace democracy. Check out what they had to share as well as other takeaways.
Megan discusses how employee ownership may help ease gaps in racial wealth, especially among Black Americans.
Unions are important, but workers need more. Read Reid’s take on why workplace democracy and employee ownership are important tools for ensuring fair treatment.
Private equity firms are joining the employee ownership movement, but some are skeptical if they truly have workers’ rights in mind. Minseo explores here.
In a follow-up to her previous article, Violet writes about analyzing authoritarian regimes through the lens of feminism.
Legislative support is growing for employee ownership in New Jersey. Read about proposed legislation in Cade’s article here.
Check out the Atlas of Ownership, where you can toggle around the globe and see various forms of property ownership
Read Simon Pek’s article on the impacts of future employee ownership legislation in Canada
The NCEO (National Center for Employee Ownership) is having their conference next week from April 25th-27th. Read about 3 of the speakers here.
In Case you Missed It
Remember Canada’s big step forward? Read more in Minseo’s article on the Canadian budget proposal.
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).