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Cooperatives

When the workers are the owners.

Create Your Own Workplace Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslani
Cooperative businesses allow employee-owners to receive all the benefits of their work—and their jobs can't get out-sourced or downsized. Layla Aslani shows how low-income women are starting cooperative businesses, becoming their own bosses, and creating lasting prosperity for themselves and their families.
Reclaiming Corn and Culture Reclaiming Corn and Culture
by Wendy Call
NAFTA was sold as a win-win. After 14 years of losing, Mexican farmers are making their own trade rules—fair ones.
Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time Building Autonomy, One Co-op at a Time
by Michael Fox
Over 20,000 member families live in cooperatively owned housing in Uruguay. The co-ops are not just housing members, but also involving them in social politics, management and organization. And they are working to spread the concept across the Americas.
7 Cool Companies 7 Cool Companies
by Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, Ted Howard
7 of the best current models for changing who owns, controls and benefits from business. Profits can flow to workers, consumers or the community - not just outside investors. And these businesses succeed.
The Change Makers The Change Makers
Inspiring stories in their own words from community members who are co-operating to effect social change in the Americas.
Venezuela's Co-op Boom Venezuela's Co-op Boom
by Michael Fox
The boom of cooperatives in Venezuela is promoting employment and social justice at a grassroots level.
Financing Hope Financing Hope
by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Prianjali Mascarenhas
After Katrina, a local credit union got Jerry Moore and others on their feet.
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The Bronx, New York: Quality Job, Quality     Care The Bronx, New York: Quality Job, Quality Care
by Eric Laursen
Cooperative Home Care Associates offers home health care services with motivated employee owners and a cooperative that is growing.
An Interpretation of Life An Interpretation of Life
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappe visits North-Central Italy to learn how cooperatives have succeeded in driving the local economy
Entrepreneurs of cooperation Entrepreneurs of cooperation
by Jonathan Rowe
After the 1929 crash, workers created a cooperative economy, using industrial leftovers and ingenuity. It was called the Unemployed Exchange Association or UXA. What could we do with that cooperative model today?
Omar Freilla: Green Worker     Cooperative Omar Freilla: Green Worker Cooperative
by Carolyn McConnell
The story of a worker owned cooperative to recycle in South Bronx.
Java Justice Java Justice
by Dee Axelrod
A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshall
Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Cheese, Bread, and Thou Cheese, Bread, and Thou
by The Cheese Board Collective
A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.
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