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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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May 21, 2020

Shared Capital and Solidarity

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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.

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May 7, 2020

The Up & Go Story

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A short film about the Up & Go cooperative home-cleaning app that is co-owned by three worker co-ops in New York City.

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May 4, 2020

Worker-Owned Streaming Service Launches

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A co-founder of Means TV answers questions about their worker co-op.

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April 30, 2020

Check-in with Lauren Karaffa

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Sarah Eppley checks in with Lauren Karaffa of the Brighter Days Collective in Washington D.C.

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April 27, 2020

Check-in with Matthew Epperson

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Matthew Epperson of the Georgia Cooperative Development Center checks-in about how things are going during the pandemic.

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April 23, 2020

Check-in with Mica Fisher

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Mica Fisher checks in from NYC to talk about how the coronavirus is effecting things there.

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April 13, 2020

Arizmendi's Economic Democracy Demonstrations in Food and Housing

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Tim Huet discusses the Arizmendi model of worker cooperative.

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April 6, 2020

Demystifying SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans

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David Hincapie of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) discusses the process for cooperatives to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 30, 2020

Diary of an "Essential Worker" (Entry 2)

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Rainbow Grocery Co-op worker-owner Gordon Edgar talks about life as an essential worker after San Francisco announced a Shelter in Place order due to COVID-19