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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Worker Cooperatives

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

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March 29, 2024

Reflecting on the Movement: A Survey for Worker Cooperators

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A survey for cooperators, reflecting on the worker cooperative movement on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

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October 3, 2016

A Cooperative Manifesto

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Cooperative development is the most important social change work that a person can do.

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April 8, 2024

The GKN Workers’ Fight Continues

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What follows is the midnight speech on 31 December 2023, by Dario Salvetti, an ex GKN worker and shop steward, and one of the spokespersons of Florence’s GKN Factory Collective.

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April 4, 2024

Answering Questions from Reddit

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Josh and Chris answer questions from the r/Cooperatives subreddit.
 

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April 3, 2024

Argentina's Worker Co-ops Under Attack

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The Argentine government has recently suspended 11,000 worker co-ops on flimsy reasoning. Argentine worker cooperators call for a reversal of that policy and solidarity from the international community.

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March 28, 2024

Flora Cooperative and Cooperation Milwaukee

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Jay Geils talks about the multi-faceted Flora Cooperative and the co-op network Cooperation Milwaukee.

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March 26, 2024

How Happy Earth Converted to a Worker Co-op

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Rachel Battles and Jason Belden, working owners of Happy Earth (a worker cooperative), discuss the reasons behind converting Happy Earth from a LLC to a worker cooperative.

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March 4, 2024

Other Avenues Grocery Cooperative

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Celia LoBuono Gonzalez joins us on the show this episode to share her story and that of Other Avenues Grocery Cooperative.

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February 8, 2024

How Workers Bypass the Blockade: Voices from Indorca (Part III)

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Industrias del Orinoco, C.A. (Indorca) is a factory without bosses in Puerto Ordaz in Bolívar state, the home of Venezuela’s basic industries. Indorca’s workers carried out a heroic three-year struggle to gain control of the factory after the former owner brought it to a halt. Since 2015, when Venezuela’s Ministry of Labor extended a mandate giving the workers control over Indorca, the enterprise has been democratically managed by the women and men who produce here day in and day out.

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January 29, 2024

Scaling a Co-op Beyond 100 Members

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A look at how a worker co-op with 140 members, a flat pay scale, and no hierarchy functions.