Employment and Jobs

Background Information on Employee Share Ownership

May 8, 2018  • Douglas L. Kruse & Joseph Blasi

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In our discussion, Having a Stake: The Potential of Employee Share Ownership for Workers and Businesses, panelists consider how strategies that transform workers into owners have the potential to give working people a stake in our growing economy and include them in the nation’s prosperity. With employee share ownership strategies, employees may hold a majority or a minority of shares as participants in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), be members of a worker cooperative, or have a meaningful stake in a public company or start-up through a variety of forms of equity participation. Here we present some background information to inform the discussion.