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Sift Change
Date Saturday May 03
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th St, San Jose, California 95112
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSouth Bay IWW
Emailsouthbayiww [at] gmail.com
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.
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Correction!Peter Stanislaw, South Bay IWWThursday May 1st, 2014 10:23 AM