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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Unions & Worker Organizations

Organizations of and for workers, dedicated to building worker power.

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March 21, 2022

A Cooperative Ecosystem and How Unions Build Power

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Rebecca Lurie, co-author of the Union Co-ops Toolkit presents the ways in which Unions and Cooperatives can support each other to build worker power and strengthen each other's movements.

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January 24, 2022

A Union Tookit for Cooperative Solutions

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The paper includes seven case studies of interaction and collaboration between labor unions and worker-owned entities, in which unions get out their tools to apply their power and capacity toward worker ownership for expanding avenues for worker power.

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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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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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March 29, 2021

Artists as Workers - A New Model for Organizing

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Jonny Sopotiuk and Zandi Dandizette discuss how they and other artists founded the Vancouver Artists Labour Union Co-operative.

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June 11, 2018

A Brief History of Cooperatives in California

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For thousands of years the San Francisco Bay Area supported a population of thousands of Ohlones, Miwoks, and Wintuns living in a stable life system based on peaceful collectivity.