Bernie Sanders to hold Montpelier hearing on employee ownership

first_imgChristopher Mackin, President of Ownership Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. Bruce Seifer, Assistant Director for Economic Development of the Community and Economic Development Office of the City of Burlington, Vt. Who:               Senate Heath, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Jeff Clark, Operations Manager of Chroma Technology Corp, Bellows Falls, Vt. What:             U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on ‘Investing in American Workers: The Benefits of Expanding Employee Ownership’ When:             11 a.m., Thursday, August 26, 2010 Where:           Vermont State House, Room 11, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vt. Bill McIntyre, Director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Jon Crystal, Executive Director of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, Burlington, Vt. Bill Carris, Former Owner of Carris Reels, Proctor, Vt. Cindy Turcot, Chief Operating Officer of Gardeners Supply Company, Burlington, Vt. Witnesses: At 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2010, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will preside over a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vt. on the need to expand worker-owned businesses in the United States in order to create a more productive and democratic economy. Vermont has been a national leader in the area of worker ownership and Vermont companies will be participating in this hearing to discuss their experiences.  Studies have shown economic benefits from employee ownership including a greater likelihood that a firm will keep its jobs in America as well as greater productivity and worker morale because workers share in future profits and have greater control over their work-life.  Sanders has proposed establishing state programs designed to expand employee ownership and participation in business decision making throughout the United States.  He has also proposed the establishment of the United States Employee Ownership Bank.    Mike Sessions, Senior Vice President of Pizzagalli Construction Company, South Burlington, Vt. Steve Voigt, CEO of King Arthur Flour, Norwich, Vt.last_img read more

Since 1950s, Mountaineers are climbing Trebevic Mountain on January 1st

first_img“The Sarajevo Mountain Guides Station” on the first day of 2019 organized the traditional New Year’s climbing on the highest peak of Trebevic Mountain, the Sofa Top (1629 m.), where mountaineers from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) participated.Mountaineers from Brcko, Gracanica, Konjic, Jablanica, Sokolac, Zenica, Kakanj, Visoko, Lukavica and many other Sarajevo mountaineering clubs joined their forces and attained the aim.The hikers climbed from Ravne – Dobra Voda – the top of the Sofa, and with clear weather and winter conditions, they needed some 3.5 hours to reach the peak.Clear weather and the winter idyll at the very top gave many opportunities to see one of the most beautiful Bosnian mountains Romanija, Jahorina, Bjelasnica and Igman.At the same time, they remembered the beautiful days when these mountains were in the interest of the whole world when the 14th Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo in 1984.By this climb, the beginning of the hiking season in Bosnia and Herzegovina was marked.For the first time, climbing was organized by the Sarajevo Mountains Association on January 1, 1950, and was only interrupted in the period from 1993 to 1996 due to the war in BiH and immediately continued in January 1, 1997, Federal News Agency reports.last_img read more