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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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January 17, 2022

Self-management in Argentina 20 Years After 2001

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A look back on 20 years of the recovered factories movement in Argentina.

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January 10, 2022

Lessons from Venezuela's Social Economy

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Michael Lebowitz shares his perspective on the social economic models in Venezuela and Yugoslavia. Lebowitz highlights the importance of self-actualization through protagonism and how the most successful of these models focused on solidarity over self-interest.

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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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December 30, 2021

2021 Worker Co-op Awards Ceremony

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The 2021 USFWC Worker Co-op Awards presentation.

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December 9, 2021

How White Electric Coffee Became a Worker Co-op

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Two worker-owners from White Electric Coffee in Providence, RI describe how they converted their workplace to a worker cooperative.

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December 2, 2021

Intro to Cooperative Governance and Management

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An introduction to cooperative governance and management from the Sustainable Economies Law Center.

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November 29, 2021

Cuba's New Cooperative Legislation

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Camila Piñeiro discusses Cuba's new cooperative legislation.

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November 18, 2021

What it's Like to Work in a Cooperative Kitchen

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An interview with Millie Moon, a worker-owner at one of the Arizmendi Bakery in Oakland, California.

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November 11, 2021

Mapping the US Solidarity City

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Professor Maliha Safri discusser her research into post-capitalist economic organizing in NYC, and how people of color are forming and participating in a majority of the postcapitalist practices we studied in NYC.