When the workers are the owners.
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.
by Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, Prianjali Mascarenhasposted Nov 30, 2006
- After Katrina, a local credit union got Jerry Moore and others on their feet.
#5 :: Organic Farming Cooperatives
posted Nov 17, 2006
The Bronx, New York: Quality Job, Quality Care
by Eric Laursenposted Aug 31, 2006
- Cooperative Home Care Associates offers home health care services with motivated employee owners and a cooperative that is growing.
An Interpretation of Life
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Jun 13, 2006
- Frances Moore Lappe visits North-Central Italy to learn how cooperatives have succeeded in driving the local economy
Entrepreneurs of cooperation
by Jonathan Roweposted May 08, 2006
- After the 1929 crash, workers created a cooperative economy, using industrial leftovers and ingenuity. It was called the Unemployed Exchange Association or UXA. What could we do with that cooperative model today?
Omar Freilla: Green Worker Cooperative
by Carolyn McConnellposted Feb 16, 2006
- The story of a worker owned cooperative to recycle in South Bronx.
by Dee Axelrodposted Nov 08, 2005
- A Jewish Ugandan coffee farmer partners with Christian and Muslim neighbors to produce jobs, understanding, and a great coffee. Thanksgivingcoffee.com
Of, By and For Seniors: Japanese Seniors Co-operatives
by Robert Marshallposted Aug 15, 2005
- Japanese families are getting smaller while the ranks of the aged are growing. A co-operative has stepped into this vacuum, connecting thousands of elders who have something to give and something to receive.
Cheese, Bread, and Thou
by The Cheese Board Collectiveposted Jul 16, 2004
- A small cheese shop in Berkeley has become a community hub and a thriving model of worker ownership.