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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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June 10, 2021

Worker Co-ops vs. COVID

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We speak with worker-owners at 8 co-ops in 4 states about the unique benefits, struggles, and limitations of of the worker cooperative model.

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June 3, 2021

Bringing Dignity to Caregiving

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The home care crisis isn’t new, but it is receiving renewed attention. In several communities across the country, home care workers have come together to form worker cooperatives.

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June 1, 2021

Creando Conciencia: A Cooperative Story

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How the workers of Creando Conciencia formed as a worker's cooperative for recycling workers in Benavidez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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May 26, 2021

A Very Funny Co-op Bill in California

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A bill in California would create a very strange kind of worker co-op federation.

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May 17, 2021

A Tight-Knit Worker Co-op

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Michael Johnson interviews Gail Haines about life and work at the Green Mountain Spinnery.

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May 6, 2021

The Conversion of Oxbow Design Build

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An interview with Carl Woodruff.

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April 19, 2021

Governance in Home Care Cooperatives

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Introduction and refresher on board, management and member roles, building engagement and more.

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April 13, 2021

Cooperative Special Effects

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An interview with Anthony Kramer and John Baer.

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April 5, 2021

Subchapter T & How Money Flows Through a Cooperative

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The SELC's Director of Economic Democracy, Ricardo Nuñez, and SELC Staff Attorney, Gregory Jackson, provided an introduction to the powerful way that worker cooperatives equitably distribute wealth and why it matters for your cooperative’s taxes.