The Union Cooperative Model

On March 26, 2012, the United Steelworkers (USW), Mondragon International USA, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC) unveiled its detailed union co-op model for developing sustainable jobs using the combination of worker ownership and the collective bargaining process. The model, written by the USWs Rob Witherell, with the OEOCs Chris Cooper and Mondragon’s U.S. Representative Michael Peck, grew out of the historic framework agreement between Mondragon and the USW signed in 2009.

As part of the unveiling of the model the USW hosted a press event at their headquarters in Pittsburgh which included comments by the OEOCs Bill McIntyre:

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