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What's It Like to be a Worker-Owner?

Interviews from WCNC 2018, Part 1

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June 13, 2019
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GEO Collective members Malikia Johnson and Cadwell Turnbull interviewed several attendees at the Worker Cooperative National Conference, held in Los Angeles, California in September of 2018. In these two interviews, worker-owners from Mandela Grocery (West Oakland, California) and Future Focus Media Co-op (Worcester, Massachusetts) talk about the best parts and the hardest parts of being a co-owner in a democratic business.


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Josefina Luna is a world citizen born on the Dominican Republic’s north coast. She studied education and worked as a teacher for 15 years before moving to Boston in 1993. From her mother, Josefina learned to plant trees. She felt the satisfaction of having a garden in the yard with abundant food for her family. She learned to love and respect her environment and has been an environmental activist ever since.

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