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A Tex-Mex co-op in the making

Cooperation Texas began working with the former employees of the Tamale House in October 2014 through its Cooperative Business Institute (CBI). Sponsored by College Houses, Raquel, Shirley, and Maria have received in-depth training on the cooperative business model through the CBI. They are now in the process of finalizing their business plan for Our Taco House — bringing back the fast, affordable, and authentic Tex-Mex food familiar to old customers in the form of the first worker-owned Tex-Mex Co-op in Texas!

Cooperation Texas will be working closely with Our Taco House until the moment their doors open and beyond to ensure the creation of a successful Tex-Mex co-op. As members of the co-op, workers at Our Taco House will have a direct say over key decisions that affect their lives, share the profits and losses equitably among themselves, and enjoy the dignity and security that comes with having an equal ownership stake and a voice in what will ultimately be their business.

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