Union-Led Buy-Outs 1 of 4 – A Co-operative Solution to the Jobs Crisis

In recent years a growing number of working families have been threatened by workplace closures. Stress factors in the forestry, manufacturing, and food processing industries in particular have accelerated the rate of job loss in rural communities in Western Canada. The Western Labour – Worker Co-operative Council (“WLWCC” or the “Council”) was formed in 2006 to support worker-driven interventions in situations of plant closure and threatened jobs.