What: LA WORCS (Los Angeles Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services) presents “Shift Change”, a new film by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young
Where: The Workmen’s Circle, 1525 Robertson Blvd Los Angeles CA 90035 – 5 blocks south of Pico Blvd
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:00 pm
About the Film
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.
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 planned, 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.
SHIFT CHANGE brings you behind the scenes at some of the most exciting cooperative successes in Europe and the United States. This is a movement that’s creating jobs, strengthening communities, and showing that another economy is possible. It’s a movement that’s taking off — and SHIFT CHANGE is the way to understand what’s happening.
Sarah Van Gelder, YES! Magazine
About LA WORCS:
Los Angeles Worker Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services is an initiative to create a worker cooperative incubator in Los Angeles.
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