When Republic Windows and Doors closed down without giving workers notice, the issue drew national attention. Since then, they’ve turned the factory into a worker-owned co-op—where they hold the power.
Learn how to turn any business into a worker-owned cooperative with this checklist.
A New York City co-op raises $1.2 million in pledges to fight gentrification and provide affordable rent for local business owners.
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After years of work as a climate activist, Keith Harrington decided to get a degree in economics. Now, he’s working to transform the field.
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition?
Reading is one of Pennsylvania’s poorest cities. Can its residents turn things around by building a more democratic economy?
Organizations that aim to reduce the use of toxic chemicals have long focused on shutting down offending businesses. But this story from Boston shows another way.
A group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
Take a sneak peek at “Own the Change,” a new documentary about worker-owned cooperatives.
While worker-owned co-ops provide a significant chunk of employment in several European countries, in the United States we still have a ways to go. Fortunately, opportunities for growth are everywhere.