Shift Change

About This Episode


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.

From filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin, Shift Change tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. The film encourages support for employee ownership, and provides on-the-ground experience from a variety of enterprises and locations.