When the workers are the owners.
New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin Hugoposted Mar 15, 2013
- Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves
by Laura Flandersposted Mar 05, 2013
- When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
Filmmakers: Cooperative Businesses Bring Democracy to the Workplace
by Mark Karlinposted Feb 22, 2013
- In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
Just the Facts: What's So Good About Co-ops?
posted Feb 20, 2013
- Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think.
The Economy: Under New Ownership
by Marjorie Kellyposted Feb 19, 2013
- How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities.
The Cooperative Way to a Stronger Economy
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 19, 2013
- Co-ops—just like people—can get more done together than anyone can do alone. They come in many forms, and are more common than you might imagine.
What India Taught Me About How to End Hunger
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jan 25, 2013
- Back in the ’60s, Frances Moore Lappé realized that hunger is caused by a scarcity of democracy, not food. Then, a collective of courageous women farmers showed her how to change that.
3 Lessons for Appalachia’s Post-Coal Economy
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 28, 2012
- Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
Gar Alperovitz on Cooperative Economy: “I’ll Bet My Life on It”
posted Oct 04, 2012
- Gar Alperovitz was in Seattle for the annual meeting of the National Cooperative Business Association and spoke at Town Hall Seattle immediately following a live screening of the first presidential debate. YES! Magazine’s executive editor Sarah van Gelder introduced him.
A New Era of Worker Ownership?
by Gar Alperovitzposted Jul 11, 2012
- All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
Homes That Survived the Crash
by Sarah van Gelderposted Jun 13, 2012
- While Wall Street players used home finance to make mega-profits for the 1 percent, local banks and community land trusts got people into decent, secure, affordable homes.
Cheaper Together: How Neighbors Invest in Community
by Miriam Axel-Lute, John Emmeus Davis, Harold Simonposted Jun 13, 2012
- Cooperative financing and community land trusts keep rents affordable and homeownership within reach.
From Sitting In to Taking Over: A Worker-Owned Cooperative at Republic Windows and Doors
by Yana Kunichoffposted Jun 04, 2012
- Once a symbol of worker mistreatment and the failures of the financial system, the famous Chicago factory may soon be run cooperatively by its workers.
The Rise of the New Economy Movement
by Gar Alperovitzposted May 23, 2012
- There’s economic reform, and then there’s economic transformation. How entrepreneurs, activists, and theorists are laying the groundwork for a very different economy.
Can There Be “Good” Corporations?
by Marjorie Kellyposted Apr 16, 2012
- When companies are owned by workers and the community—instead of Wall Street financiers—everything changes.