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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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August 3, 2016
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John Curl spent two weeks in Cuba as a member of a 28-person multinational delegation of cooperative movement activists and academics, organized by the Center for Global Justice.  Cuba is reinventing their economy based on worker cooperatives in small enterprises, instead of the government trying to run the entire economy. They are still in the experimental stage, with most of the pilot programs located in Havana.  Curl read his paper, “Market Socialism in Yugoslavia and its Relevance to Cuba”, on June 28, 2016 at the University of Havana.