March Meeting

Shift Change

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SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that  compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Photo courtesy of Ohio Solar Cooperative

Missed the Meeting?  CPR is co-sponsoring another screening of this film

Friday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. 

at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula

740 E. Main Street, Santa Paula

With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.

There is growing interest in firms that are owned and managed by their workers. Such firms tend to be more profitable and innovative, and more committed to the communities where they are based. Yet the public has little knowledge of their success, and the promise they offer for a better life.

SHIFT CHANGE encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations. Screenings have already occurred, and more are being planneshift_pressstill2pharmacy.jpgd, in cities around the world. The film is also expected to be presented on television, as well as in academic, public planning, business and community settings.

www.shiftchange.org

Photo courtesy of Community Pharmacy

March meeting held Sunday, March 3, 2013

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