How To Turn Your Non-Profit Into A Worker Co-op

By GEO Collective. -

If people who want to start a worker-owned cooperative are currently working for a government agency — like we were working for a nonprofit that was contracting with a government agency — but [...]

Pandemic Crash Shows Worker Co-ops More Resilient Than Traditional Business

By Brian Van Slyke, Truthout. -

While we have no way to know yet the full extent of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, by all accounts it could be as bad — if not far worse — than the 2008 crash. In fact, in terms [...]

Major Advances In 2019 Toward A More Democratic Economy

By Juliana Broad, The Next System Project. -

This past year, state and municipal lawmakers teamed up with community organizations to fight for—and win—a wide variety of policies and initiatives that will help foster a more democratic [...]

Economic Development Department Directed To Create A Worker Co-op Pilot Program

By Annelies Lottmann, Acba.coop -

The Austin Cooperative Business Association announces a big win for cooperatives in Central Texas, as the Austin City Council passes an express directive to the Economic Development Department to [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of [...]

Economic Update: Socialism And Worker Co-ops

By Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work -

20th century socialism is now behind us. Socialists continued to evaluate both its achievements and failures via extensive self-criticism. A changed socialism has emerged, focused on a transition [...]

Marx And The Democratization Of Work

By Richard D. Wolff, Roarmagazine. -

Marx himself said and wrote little about the future beyond capitalism. He didn’t believe in future-gazing; no one could know how the world would evolve. Marx gave us some ideas of what might have [...]

General Motors’ Factories Should Not Be Closed. They Should Be Turned Over to the Workers

By Rich Whitney, Counterpunch -

General Motors’ November 26th announcement that it will be eliminating more than 14,000 jobs and closing seven factories worldwide by the end of next year, including four factories in the U.S. [...]

Why The U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

  By Peter Walsh, Michael Peck and Ibon Zugasti, Hbr.org   -

The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in [...]

More U.S. Businesses Are Becoming Worker Co-ops: Here’s Why

By Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company -

Many businesses in the U.S. were founded as worker cooperatives. But a growing portion–as many as 40%–of co-ops in the U.S. are born out of traditional workplaces like A Child’s Place, whose [...]

What Happened After 17 Employees Took Over A Beloved Maine Business

By Lauren Abbate, Bangordailynews.com -

ROCKLAND, Maine — For the last two months, patrons of Rock City Coffee might not have noticed any changes when they stopped at the busy downtown cafe for their regular order. That’s exactly what [...]

Capitalism Got You Down? Try A Worker Cooperative

By Robert Ramin Raymond, Thebolditalic.com -

Do you ever have the feeling that your boss is ripping you off? Maybe it’s not your boss; maybe it’s a bit more abstract. Like you get home from work and feel cheated somehow. “They should be [...]

Worker Co-ops And Happiness

By Michaela Fisher, Geo.coop   -

Greeting from São Paulo, the largest city in South America! I have left Argentina behind and moved onto Brazil, but I’ve been meaning to tell the story of a cooperative that left a huge [...]

Worker Cooperatives Offer Real Alternatives To Trump’s Retrograde Economic Vision

By Sarah Aziza, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Announcing his presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised the nation that he’d become “the greatest job president God ever created.” His plan to accomplish this rested on a retrograde economic [...]

Arkansas Farmers Join Cooperatives to Make Small Farming Possible

By Staff, www.foodtank.com -

By Staff for the Food Tank. In addition to providing fresh produce and meat for families in Arkansas, New South Produce Cooperative and Grassroots Farmer’s Cooperative supply financial and [...]

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