When the workers are the owners.
Resilient Ideas: Return of the Mercantile
by Tiffany Ranposted Sep 09, 2010
- How a small town in Wyoming replaced a dying downtown with a community-owned shopping hub.
A Different Kind of Ownership Society
by Marjorie Kelly, Shanna Ratnerposted Aug 03, 2010
- Innovative strategies for cooperative local ownership make it possible for prosperity to be shared as well as sustainable.
The Evergreen Cooperatives
posted Oct 29, 2009
- The Evergreen Cooperatives see themselves as a new model of economic development.
Building a Solidarity Economy
by Annie McShirasposted Oct 15, 2009
- How can one small childcare cooperative help create an economy founded on teamwork, social justice, and democracy?
Cleveland’s Worker-Owned Boom
by Gar Alperovitz, Ted Howard, Steve Dubbposted Jun 05, 2009
- Rust-belt to recovery through worker-owned business and city, hospital, and university cooperation.
Mondragón Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
by Georgia Kelly, Shaula Massenaposted Jun 05, 2009
- Mondragón Cooperative Corporation: Look who makes the profits.
Worker Co-ops: Green and Just Jobs You Can Own
by James Trimarco, Jill Bamburgposted Jun 05, 2009
- A South Bronx worker co-op turns trash into treasure.
New Economy, New Ways to Work
posted Jun 05, 2009
- Worker co-ops are enjoying a resurgence. And instead of flying off to distant shareholders, the profits go to the worker/owners who keep them circulating close to home.
Ideas for a Better Food System :: Processing
posted Feb 13, 2009
- The women of Georgia Southern Alternatives Agriculture Co-op are providing jobs for young women by independently processing and selling their pecans.
Create Your Own Workplace
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 29, 2008
- 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
by Wendy Callposted May 22, 2008
- 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
by Michael Foxposted Nov 07, 2007
- 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
by Gar Alperovitz, Steve Dubb, Ted Howardposted Jul 29, 2007
- 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
posted Jun 14, 2007
- 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
by Michael Foxposted May 11, 2007
- The boom of cooperatives in Venezuela is promoting employment and social justice at a grassroots level.