A New Era of Worker Ownership?
<p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.energybulletin.net/sites/default/files/images/image.thumbnail.jpg" alt="" title="" class="image image-thumbnail" width="100" height="65" /></span>The workers of the just-formed New Era Windows cooperative in Chicago—the same workers who sat in and forced Serious Energy to back down on a hasty shutdown of their Goose Island plant a few months ago, and famously occupied the same factory for six days in December 2008—are doing more than putting together a bold plan for worker ownership. They are likely to move the entire subject into national attention, thereby spurring others to follow on. Though they have a powerful start, if the past is any guide they will need all the help they can get—financial as well as political.</p>
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