What does it take to keep a massive co-op growing? Find out in this video profile of the people behind Cooperative Health Care Associates.
Cooperative Home Care Associates has 2,300 workers who enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.
His new book, "What Then Must We Do?" imagines how a new economic system might actually emerge, from the bottom up, in the next few decades.
New York City's newly approved budget allocates $1.2 million for developing and supporting worker-owned cooperative businesses.
Three months after the death of Jackson's radical mayor, the city's residents are working to make his vision of cooperative economics a reality.
"Pretty soon they're using it to travel downtown and expand their understanding of the community they live in."
Mayor Chokwe Lumumba implemented only the first steps of his plan to address Jackson's extreme income inequality, which most seriously affected black residents. Now the city faces a choice between vastly different approaches to economic development.
Among the lessons of a major cooperative business' bankruptcy: The success of big co-ops might depend on things like radically reforming transportation and other parts of the larger economy.
What will the transition to a "new economy" really look like? To find out, explore this interactive infographic from the group New England New Economy Transition.
Last year, Sandy massively disrupted of some of the East Coast’s neighborhood economies. But worker-owned cooperatives are creating jobs with real wealth and meaning.
GRITtv's Laura Flanders speaks with the founder of the program and takes you inside one of its classes.