Marjorie Kelly & Karen Kahn – The case for investing in Employee Ownership

For many years now, conventional solutions to income and wealth inequality—minimum wage, unions, progressive taxation, or guaranteed income—have failed to gain enough momentum to reverse the trend of greater and greater accumulation among the already well-off. What if we added a new approach, focusing on a primary source of wealth, business ownership, and how to transfer that wealth directly to the workers struggling today?

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Andrew Pendleton – Solving succession woes with Employee Ownership Trusts

When it’s time for a business owner or founder to exit their organisation, it’s not quite as simple as picking out the right farewell cake for the goodbye party. Indeed, as demonstrated by Jeff Bezos’ move from CEO to Chairman of the Board at Amazon, any sort of ownership transition or succession planning requires careful planning and execution.

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Ownership America Releases Inaugural Publication “Turning Employees into Owners: Rebuilding the American Dream”.

Ownership America, a new non-profit organization founded to turn Americans into owners, released its inaugural policy publication Turning Employees into Owners: Rebuilding the American Dream. Authored by experts in the employee ownership field, the report examines federal policy opportunities to significantly expand the number of Americans with an ownership stake in the company they work for through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

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Brian J. Sharkey – How an ESOP can help business owners meet transition goals

When an owner of a privately held company is planning to retire, there are many different ownership transition options to choose from. Examples include a management buyout, transfers to the next generation, a sale to a third-party buyer, an IPO, or even liquidation. Each of these options has pros and cons, which should be evaluated based on each business owner’s unique situation.

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La coalizione 1BY30.

Nel Regno Unito si è formata una coalizione. che riunisce le organizzazioni leader del movimento cooperativo e della proprietà dei dipendenti: Co-operatives UK ed Employee Ownership Association. La coalizione sta portando avanti la campagna 1 entro il 30 – il milione di proprietari: Un milione di proprietari dipendenti nelle PMI britanniche entro il 2030. Più di quanti ve ne siano attualmente in tutta l’Unione europea.

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Carole Leslie – Employee ownership of Scotland’s businesses can make people happy in their work while also improving productivity

When McVitie’s ceased to be a family business, decisions to close the Glasgow factory were made by people hundreds of miles away looking at balance sheets and maximising financial returns, not the long-term health of business and the provision of jobs.

Despite the factory being a mainstay within its local community, and generations of families rooted to the business, nearly 500 members of staff were handed redundancy notices ending a 100-year relationship with the area.

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The State of Employee Ownership in Europe.

On March 31, the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership (EFES) reported on the state of employee ownership in Europe in 2020 in its annual report on employee ownership in European countries. Author Marc Mathieu notes that “the upward trend in the number of employee shareholders continues,” but also that it may be in danger in Europe as it becomes “less and less democratic.”

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