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Mackin Named Ray Carey Fellow - 2016-2017

Commencing July 1, 2016 Chris Mackin will be named the Ray Carey Fellow for the Study of Democratic Capitalism at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

Mackin to Teach Rutgers SMLR course Employee Ownership and Group Incentives

In the Fall of 2016, Chris Mackin will teach an undergraduate course Employee Ownership and Group Incentives in the Human Resources Management division of the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

NCEO 2016 National Conference-Minneapolis

On April 19 and 20, 2016, Chris Mackin of Ownership Associates and Jean Bannister of Schreiber Foods presented on the topic Basics of ESOP Communication. Access the Powerpoint presentation here.

PBS NewsHour Appearance – October, 2015 – Mackin/American Working Capital/New Belgium Brewing Company

In the context of a story about ESOP company New Belgium Brewing, the PBS Newshour interviewed Chris Mackin and referenced the American Working Capital Inclusive Capitalism Fund. You can find the article here.

Mackin Named Rutgers Research Fellow 2015/2016

In June, 2015, Christopher Mackin was named a Rutgers Research Fellow from July, 2015 through June, 2016.

Mackin Teaches Democratic Capitalism – Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

In the Spring semester, 2015, Christopher Mackin taught an undergraduate course at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations entitled Democratic Capitalism.

PBS NewsHour - Mackin Comments on Market Basket

On Monday, September 1, 2014, Christopher Mackin reflects on the recent reinstatement of beloved Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas after six weeks of employee protests and customer boycotts. Read the PBS NewsHour MAKING SEN$E Report entitled "The Labor Day lessons of Market Basket" here.

PBS NewsHour - Mackin Comments on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

On Friday, July 8, 2014, Christopher Mackin writes on the Supreme Court decision concerning the required provision of contraceptives for employer funded insurance plans. Read the PBS NewsHour MAKING SEN$E Report entitled "Hobby Lobby hobbles worker voice" here.

GritTV - Mackin on Creating Economic Democracy

In July of 2014, Chris Mackin sat down for a television interview with Laura Flanders on the topic of Creating Economic Democracy. Watch it here..

PBS NewsHour - Mackin Comments on NBA Ownership

On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Christopher Mackin weighs in on Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Read the PBS NewsHour MAKING SEN$E Report entitled "Donald Sterling’s ‘plantation’: the corrupt economy of NBA franchises" here.

Mackin Keynote Speaker at Scotland Conference

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Christopher Mackin was the keynote speaker at a Strengthening Democracy conference held at the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh. The conference was organized by the Scottish Insight Institute, an association of Scottish universities. The November 15 session was organized around the specific theme Employee Ownership and Voice and the Right to Buy. Mackin's address was entitled Inclusive Capitalism in America: Report from the United States. A link to his address can be found here.

Mackin PBS NewsHour Inclusive Capitalism Essay

At this link find an essay published by the PBS NewsHour by Christopher Mackin called The Alternative American Dream: Inclusive Capitalism

Mackin Re-Appointed as Carey Fellow, Rutgers University for 2013-2014

In April, 2013, Christopher Mackin was re-appointed for a fourth consecutive year as a Carey Fellow for the Study of Democratic Capitalism at Rutgers University. The Carey fellowship is based at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. It will extend from July of 2013 through June of 2014.

Mackin Re-Appointed as Carey Fellow, Rutgers University

In April, 2012, Christopher Mackin was re-appointed for a third consecutive year as a Carey Fellow for the Study of Democratic Capitalism at Rutgers University. The Carey fellowship is based at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. It will extend from July of 2012 through June of 2013.

Mackin to teach Democratic Capitalism, Rutgers University-2013

Beginning in January for the Spring semester, 2013, Chris Mackin will teach a course entitled Democrtic Capitalism at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Mackin designed and taught this course for the first time in the Spring 2012 semester. A link to the syllabus for the Spring, 2012 course can be found here. Minor revisions will be made for Spring, 2013. Information on the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations can be found here.

ESOP Assn. - Las Vegas - November, 2012

Chris Mackin and Jack Veale will share the podium at the annual ESOP Association of America Las Vegas Technical Conference and Trade Show, November 8-9, 2012 at Caesar's Palace - see see link. Their session is entitled End Entitlement: Engaging Ownership Thinking.

NE Chapter Meeting - October, 2012

The New England Chapter of the ESOP Association hosts its annual meeting on October 10-12, 2012 in Killington, Vermont. Chris Mackin will moderate a session on Friday, October 12 from 2:30-3:30 PM with the bold title, Best Idea Ever featuring the innovative incentive practices of Walman Optical Company of Minneapolis as presented by Walman employee-owner Missy McManigle. Also joining Chris at this year's New England Conference will be Carole Leslie, formerly of the Employee Ownership Association of the United Kingdom, who now consults on employee ownership throughout the UK.

Mackin to teach Democratic Capitalism course at Rutgers - January-May, 2012

From January 23, 2012 through May 9, 2012, Christopher Mackin will teach a new course at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations called Democratic Capitalism. Information on the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations can be found here.

Mackin to speak at ESOP Association conference - November, 2011

On November 4, 2011, Christopher Mackin spoke at a seminar of The ESOP Association of America's annual Washington, D.C. conference. The topic of his presentation was Sustaining ESOP Value and Values. The presentation can be found here.

Mackin in The Nation Magazine

On June 27, 2011, The Nation Magazine published a special issue entitled Reimagining Capitalism. It included an essay by Chris Mackin entitled "You Built It, You Bought It," available online as "Employee Ownership: The Road to Shared Prosperity," here.

Mackin Re-Appointed as Carey Fellow, Rutgers University

In March, 2011, Christopher Mackin was re-appointed for a second consecutive year as a Carey Fellow for the Study of Democratic Capitalism at Rutgers University. The Carey fellowship is based at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. It will extend from July of 2011 through June of 2012. As part of his responsibilities for the fellowship, Chris will teach a course at Rutgers in the Spring of 2012 entitled Democratic Capitalism.

Mackin Co-Organizes Georgetown-Rutgers Sustainable Capitalism Policy Conference - May, 2011

As part of his responsibilities as a Carey Fellow at Rutgers University, Christopher Mackin has helped to design a one day policy conference entitled Sustainable Capitalism: A Symposium scheduled for May 24, 2011 on the campus of Georgetown University. The agenda for this Georgetown-Rutgers meeting can be found at this link. For further information contact John Tremblay at Georgetown University jwt38@georgetown.edu

Mackin Hosts UK Ownership Commission

On April 20, 2011, Christopher Mackin hosted five members of the UK Ownership Commission for discussions about corporate ownership policies in the United Kingdom and the United States. The Commission is chaired by prominent columnist for the Observer and other UK publications, Will Hutton, and is affiliated with the Oxford Centre for Mutual and Employee-owned Business, at Kellogg College Oxford University headed by Professor Jonathan Michie. Information about the UK Commission on Ownership can be found at this link. Information produced by Christopher Mackin to share with the Commissioners can be found at this link and at this link

Mackin to speak at ESOP Association conference - May, 2011

On May 13, 2011, Christopher Mackin will moderate and speak at a seminar of the ESOP Association of America's annual Washington, D.C. conference. The topic of his presentation will be "From Status Quo to a Company of Owners." For further information, see www.esopassociation.org.

Christopher Mackin named a Carey Fellow

In June, 2010 Christopher Mackin was named a Carey Fellow for the Study of Democratic Capitalism at Rutgers University. For further information, see http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/news-releases/2010/04/rutgers2019-school-o-20100401.

Christopher Mackin named to MaineToday Media, Inc. Board of Directors

On August 11, 2009 the membership of the Portland, Maine Newspaper Guild unanimously elected Christopher Mackin to serve as one of the two Newspaper Guild-CWA representatives on the Board of Directors of MaineToday Media, a newly created corporation that purchased the Portland Press Herald, the Waterville Sentinel and the Kennebec Journal from the Blethen Companies of Seattle, WA in June of 2009. Mackin served as a key strategic advisor to the Newspaper Guild in the sale process which resulted in a 15% equity stake for employees of the newly created corporation. For further information, see http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.

Mackin to speak at ESOP Association conference November, 2009

On November 12, Christopher Mackin will moderate and speak at a seminar of the ESOP Association of America's annual Las Vegas conference. The topic of his speech will be "Boards of Directors: Composition and Roles." For further information, see www.esopassociation.org.

OA helps to launch American Working Capital

In the fall of 2009, Ownership Associates President Christopher Mackin began a new relationship as a Special Advisor to American Working Capital operating out of New York City and Chicago. American Working Capital serves as a merchant bank focused on providing capital to firms making use of Employee Stock Ownership Plans. For further information, see www.awcfund.com.

OA President Christopher Mackin to Speak at National ESOP Association Conference - May, 2009

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, OA President Christopher Mackin will chair a session of the ESOP Association of America annual conference in Washington, D.C. The title of his session is Unpacking Employee Participation: What Does it Mean?

OA conducts ESOP training at Rex-Cut Products, Fall River, MA

In February, 2009, OA helped to introduce the workforce of specialty manufacturer, Rex-Cut Products of Fall River to the facts and figures behind their Employee Stock Ownership Plan or ESOP. In December, 2008, Rex-Cut converted to 100% employee ownership.

Christopher Mackin celebrates 15 years at the Harvard Trade Union Program

In January, 2009, OA President Christopher Mackin began his 15th year of teaching at the Harvard Trade Union Program, a six week mid-career training program for union leaders held on the Harvard campus. Since 1994, Chris has lead a course within the Trade Union Program called Capital Strategies for Labor, an overview of trends relating to pension funds and the strategic use of employee ownership by labor.

OA manages Massachusetts State Center for Employee Ownership

In October, 2007, Ownership Associates renewed its contract with the Commonwealth Corporation of Boston, MA, to manage the Massachusetts Office for Employee Involvement and Ownership (MASSEIO). MASSEIO is one of three state-sponsored technical assistance programs across the United States (Ohio and Vermont are the others) that promote employee ownership. For information about MASSEIO see www.masseio.org.

Due to the fiscal crisis confronting state government, the Commonwealth Corporation suspended the operation of the Massachusetts Office for Employee Involvement and Ownership (MASSEIO) effective October 1, 2008 until further notice. Information on employee ownership for Massachusetts employers and employees remains available at www.masseio.org.

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