Peter Gowan joined the Democracy Collaborative in June 2018 and now works as a Policy Associate. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin with a dual-major BA in History and Political Science, and recently completed an M.A. in Political Communications at Dublin City University.
Peter’s research focuses on housing, political economy and alternative models of ownership. He previously interned with Irish parliamentarians Róisín Shortall and Catherine Murphy, contributing to labor market and housing policy development, and also contributed to the People’s Policy Project, producing research on codetermination, the Meidner Plan, and social housing. His work has been cited in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Politico, Mother Jones, The Nation, Jacobin, and elsewhere, and his current research focusses on right-to-own worker buyouts and the Inclusive Ownership Funds proposal.
- The New Yorker
Walmart and other large corporations could be required to grant workers a substantial number of seats on their corporate boards under a proposal that Senator Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce.
Bernie Sanders’s plan for worker-owned funds isn’t just notable because it could lead us toward a democratized, sustainable, socialist economy. It’s also the product of a growing collaboration between the Left in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Sanders proposes a plan that would require companies to pay dividends to employees through allotment of stocks to an employee-owned fund.
- Open Democracy
Why should the benefits of worker ownership be limited to the few that are lucky enough to work for enlightened capitalists?
'Let's Expand Employee Ownership': Bernie Sanders Backs Plan to Give Workers Power Over Corporate DecisionsCommon Dreams
"We can move to an economy where workers feel that they're not just a cog in the machine—one where they have power over their jobs and can make decisions."