Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy
Businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by their workers/employees (called "worker-owners").
Cooperative development is the most important social change work that a person can do.
Profiles of two co-op leaders: Carol Zippert of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund and Tim Huet of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives.
Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about economic democracy in the context of the Movement for Black Lives.
Josh Davis interviews members of the New York Music Co-op about the benefits of being in a worker co-op, how they got started, and how they've adjusted to the realities of COVID-19
Gordon Edgar of Rainbow Grocery Co-op in San Francisco discusses the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business.
The LIFT Economy podcast interviews Claudia Arroyo of Prospera about how that organization works to empower Latina women through small business and cooperative values.
Kim Grveles tells the story of how disgruntled workers at a Wisconsin non-profit formed a worker co-op to do the same work they were doing as employees, but with all the benefits of ownership.
The principle of spreading losses is important to expand upon to make the worker co-operative movement resistant to, and even benefited by, economic disruptions.
Executive Director of Shared Capital Cooperative, Christina Jennings, discusses how Shared Capital operates and how they have been acting to serve their members and the wider cooperative community during the COVID 19 pandemic.
A short film about the Up & Go cooperative home-cleaning app that is co-owned by three worker co-ops in New York City.