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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Western Europe

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May 23, 2022

CoopCycle in Argentina

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Bringing CoopCycle to Latin America is an exciting development, and one that involved cooperative federations and networks, state sponsorship, universities, NGOs, and co-op financial institutions.

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May 9, 2022

Sociocratic Governance in Unicorn Grocery Co-op

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Unicorn Grocery is a thriving worker-owned, values-driven grocery co-op using sociocracy for its governance in Chorlton, Manchester, UK. They consist of 71 members who all work within the cooperative and are also the directors of the business.

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January 3, 2022

Workers' Self-Management at Vio.Me

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An interview with a worker-owner at the Vio.Me worker-occupied factory in Greece.

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October 28, 2021

A Failure of Cooperative Governance

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Professor Imanol Basterretxea discusses some of the governance failures that helped lead to the collapse of the Mondragon cooperative Fagor Electrodoméstico.

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August 30, 2021

Wings Co-op: Courier-Owned Delivery

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Wings is a new worker cooperative alternative to Deliveroo, boasting superior ethical credentials.

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August 5, 2021

Why Italy Might See a Worker Co-operative Boom

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With Covid’s impacts still being felt and a decade of business sales about to erupt it is key that we learn how to make WBOs as easy as possible for prospective worker-owners.

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July 29, 2021

Italy's Worker Buyouts in Times of Crisis

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A report on the factors that lead to Worker Buyouts of failing firms and those without succession plans in Italy.

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March 1, 2021

Cooperative Sociocracy — Making it Work for Your Co-op

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A member of Unicorn Grocery worker co-op talks about her experience using sociocracy at the 70-member co-op.