When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.
How manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and others are doing business the cooperative way.
Toolbox for Education and Social Change has a great classroom tool on cooperatives. You can buy its "10 Reasons Why Co-ops Rock" poster at pay-what-you-want prices. Available in Spanish, too.
Could the seaside neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy be the next big incubator for worker-owned companies?
A century ago, cooperatives electrified the poorest counties in the nation. Today, can they lead the way to a smarter, cleaner grid?
How residents who can’t afford to buy in still get the benefits of co-op work and housing.
The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?
What if your bank’s first priority was to do good? Vancouver’s Vancity leads the way in putting dollars back into the community.
Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
In their new film, Shift Change, filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin take viewers on a worldwind tour of the cooperative economy.
Why support the co-ops in your community? The benefits might be further-reaching than you think.
How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities.
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.