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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

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May 27, 2014

Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival

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Jessica Gordon-Nembhard talks about her research into the history of African-American co-ops.

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August 5, 2021

Why Italy Might See a Worker Co-operative Boom

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With Covid’s impacts still being felt and a decade of business sales about to erupt it is key that we learn how to make WBOs as easy as possible for prospective worker-owners.

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July 26, 2021

On Worker Cooperatives

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Niki Okuk, COO of RCO Tires cooperative, discusses the tribulations and the successes of doing business as a worker co-op.

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June 24, 2021

How to Strengthen the Cooperative Community

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E.G. Nadeau discusses what the cooperative movement could do to strengthen co-op development around the world.

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February 22, 2021

How Co-ops Benefit Your Wallet and Work

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A conversation about worker co-ops with technical assistance providers in the Chicagoland area.

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February 18, 2021

Co-ops and Voting Rights

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Rev. Wendell Paris of Jackson, Mississippi discusses the history of co-op development and the struggle for voting rights among Black Americans in the Southern US.

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November 24, 2020

A Conversation about the Impact of Co-ops in Abolition Work

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Discussion about the intersections of cooperative practices, ethics, and tools with the movement for police and prison abolition and their replacement with a system designed to meet the needs of the community and the individuals who comprise it.

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November 12, 2020

Economic Justice and Cooperatives

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Ricardo Nuñez of the Sustainable Economies Law Center discusses economic democracy.

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March 16, 2020

State of the Worker Co-op Sector

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Covering six years of business progress, the 2019 Worker Cooperative State of the Sector is a report on worker-owned business in the United States. This report is a co-production of Democracy at Work Institute and U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, drawing upon the latest developments in the field, and deepens our understanding of the sector.