Building the Bridge to the High Road: Expanding Participation and Democracy in the Economy to Build Sustainable Communities
Describes the evolution of the Center for Labor and Community Research from Swinney’s 1970s practice as a shop floor labor organizer and toward a realization that changes in overall business structure had destroyed the stable environment in which redistributive labor demands had much promise. The result is the proposal for a more broadly inclusive organization of labor, business and community elements toward s “high road” economy through instruments like employee buy-outs and a focus on high value added products.
Center for Labor and Community Research (clcr.org), founded in 1982 as the Midwest Center for Labor Research.
Center for Labor and Community Research
manufacturing; Chicago; high road; Swinney