Worker Cooperatives

Businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by their workers/employees (called "worker-owners").

GEO is happy to announce that we will once again be offering our Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives one-day mini-conference in conjunction with the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.  This presession will be held on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The day will be broken into two sessions.  Cost are $55 for one of the sessions, or $90 for the full day (lunch is included for

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Razeto explores the human meaning of work and its social organization, showing how this fundamental creative process has been impoverished and expropriated under a regime of dependency and wage labor.
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Malikia Johnson and Cadwell Turnbull interview Chris Rabb at the 2018 Worker Cooperative National Conference, held in Los Angeles, CA in the autumn of 2018

 

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Aaron Tanaka is founder and Director of the Boston-based Center for Economic Democracy. Aaron is also a community organizer, grant-maker, impact investor, and a founding organizer of the Boston Ujima Project, which brings together neighbors, workers, business owners and investors to create a new community-controlled regional economy. He is an Echoing Green and BALLE Fellow, and co-chair of the national New Economy Coalition and the Asian American Resource Workshop.

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Friday, March 8th, 2019. 6 pm EST, on Zoom.  Register here
 
Please join us for our second GEO Get-Together with Nathan Schneider and Cadwell Turnbull as they discuss their recent media work on solidarity economics.
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The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses.

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This is a first in what I hope will be a series of practical articles about the nut and bolts of setting up a worker cooperative. In this first article, I’m going to take a look at an important but poorly-understood subject: minimum profit plow-back rules.

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Food — from where it grows, to where it goes, all of it matters to our bodies and our communities. We begin October with a conversation about how farmers are creating equitable food systems inside cities, from urban agriculture to worker-owned cooperatives.

 

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In this episode, Cadwell Turnbull talks with Tim Huet, a co-founder of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, about the association's founding and how cooperative work has affected his life and relationships. They discuss the large role cooperatives have played in the love story between Tim and his wife, Kirsten Marshall, and how cooperatives can inspire people to hope for a better society.

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This report examines the challenges and opportunities of worker cooperatives in the Chicagoland region. The paper discusses the need for worker cooperative development in Chicago, the current barriers cooperatives face to operating, and potential suggestions for local policy aimed at creating policies which would enable worker cooperatives to thrive.

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[Editor's note: The participants in this conversation are all users of Social.Coop, a cooperatively managed social network. To join Social.Coop, click here. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties during the recording session we lost a few minutes of Michaela's talk as well as a question from Emi. Our content manager promises to do better next time.

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