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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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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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September 20, 2021

Selling to a Worker Coop Over Time

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Different ways to convert a business to a worker co-op over time.

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September 9, 2021

Building Cooperative Support Networks

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The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops is a secondary cooperative, meaning they are a cooperative made up of member co-ops.

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September 6, 2021

The Landscape of Co-op Development

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Applying the concept of rugged fitness landscapes to cooperative growth and development.

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September 2, 2021

The Best Job Ever

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Steve Manning talks about his work history before joining the Cheese Board Pizzeria worker cooperative, and the many benefits he's experienced since.

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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 12, 2021

Sociocracy in Worker Co-ops Roundtable

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Worker cooperative members and developers discuss the use of Sociocracy in worker co-ops, and answer questions from webinar participants.

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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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July 26, 2021

On Worker Cooperatives

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Niki Okuk, COO of RCO Tires cooperative, discusses the tribulations and the successes of doing business as a worker co-op.