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The Growth of Citizen Co-Ops Is a Positive Development As Corporations Fail Us | American Worker Cooperative

RT @RebelCapitalist: The Growth of Citizen Co-Ops Is a Positive Development As Corporations Fail Us http://t.co/qg7yPZl5 #coops #neweconomy...
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The 2013 Western Workers Co-op Conference

Following the success of this summer's Eastern conference, the bi-annual 2013 Western Workers Co-op Conference is hot on its heels.  The September 2nd through 4th event will be held at the worker-owned Breitenbush Hotsprings in Detroit, Oregon.
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Promoting Worker-Owned Cooperatives as a CED Empowerment ...

Promoting Worker-Owned Cooperatives as a CED Empowerment Strategy: A Case Study of Colors and Lawyering in Support of Participatory Decision-Making and Meaningful Social Change. Submitted by Joe on Wed, ...
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Industrial Laundry Comes to Pittsburgh as a Worker Cooperative

Industrial Laundry Comes to Pittsburgh as a Worker Cooperative | Workercoops | Scoop.it
By CUNY CED. Pittsburgh, PA is the home of a new worker cooperative, the 'Clean and Green Laundry.' The industrial-scale cleaning firm was brought into being by a joint effort of the United Steel Workers and the City ...
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Can worker coops overcome capitalist overproduction? - Workers World

Can worker coops overcome capitalist overproduction? - Workers World | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Can worker coops overcome capitalist overproduction?
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Mondragon: A Successful 70 year old $20 billion Worker-run ...

Mondragon: A Successful 70 year old $20 billion Worker-run ... | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Although the ratio for each cooperative varies, it is worker-owners within that cooperative who decide through a democratic vote what these ratios should be. Thus, if a general manager of a cooperative has a ratio of 9:1, it is ...
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Can Co-ops Save Unions? - Toward Freedom - Toward Freedom

Can Co-ops Save Unions? - Toward Freedom - Toward Freedom | Workercoops | Scoop.it
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New Era Windows LLC, a worker-owned cooperative formed last year by members of United Electrical Workers (UE) Local 1110.
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The Legal Structure of Worker Cooperatives

The Legal Structure of Worker Cooperatives | Workercoops | Scoop.it
This is the first paper to analyze all the different varieties of worker-owned firms as well as conventional firms in terms of how they parse the bundle of rights in a firm. It also popularized the basic idea that the membership rights ...
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Annual Report 2012

The 2012 Annual Report covers the CWCF's 21st year!  The Year in Review starts on p. 2, the operations report by the Executive Director is on p.
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Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperatives are First in their Industry to be ... - CSRwire.com (press release)

Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperatives are First in their Industry to be ... - CSRwire.com (press release) | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperatives are First in their Industry to be ...CSRwire.com (press release)The Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates (CHCA) and Home Care Associates (HCA) of Philadelphia, two worker-owned, cooperative home care...
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Why I Want to be a Worker-Owner… Again - Co-Operative News (blog)

Why I Want to be a Worker-Owner… AgainCo-Operative News (blog)To me, it is important that Equal Exchange is itself organized as a cooperative, living the values of democracy that it values in its suppliers.
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New England Premiere Of "Shift Change" | CSR News - Justmeans

New England Premiere Of "Shift Change" | CSR News - Justmeans | Workercoops | Scoop.it
SHIFT CHANGE visits thriving cooperative businesses in the U.S. and Spain; sharing on-the-ground experiences, lessons, and observations from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy. SHIFT CHANGE ...
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The Mondragon model: How a Basque co-operative defied ... - Politico

The Mondragon model: How a Basque co-operative defied ... - Politico | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Worker co-operative Mondragon has demonstrated impressive resilience in helping keep jobless levels in the Basque region to under half the Spanish national average. By Race Mathews. Back in the.
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Alabama Co-op Worker Saves Lives - Electric Co-op Today

Alabama Co-op Worker Saves Lives - Electric Co-op Today | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Electric Co-op TodayAlabama Co-op Worker Saves LivesElectric Co-op TodayIn his 21 years at the Summerdale, Ala., electric cooperative, Grant, now a field services technician, has had three life-and-death encounters with members during routine...
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Co-operative skills: what are they and why do we need them?

Co-operative skills: what are they and why do we need them? | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Nathan Brown, a co-operative development worker, explains how to deal with some common skill shortages (A good introduction to what #coops are about & how we've been trained to only compete in school.

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April/May 2013 Newsletter

Have a look at the most recent newsletter from the CWCF. Click here to read it.
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Can Unions and Cooperatives Join Forces? An Interview With United ... - Truth-Out

Can Unions and Cooperatives Join Forces? An Interview With United ... - Truth-Out | Workercoops | Scoop.it
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12 Companies Considered 'Best for the World' - Forbes

12 Companies Considered 'Best for the World' - Forbes | Workercoops | Scoop.it
12 Companies Considered 'Best for the World'
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Cooperative Home Care Associates in the Bronx, New York, is the nation's largest worker-owned cooperative. It provides high-quality home care services to the elderly and disabled.
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Democracy at Work Network

***Disclosure***
I was recently reelected to DAWN’s Board of Governors and the Training and Certification Committee. I am also a founding member of the organization.
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Cuba Approves Private Co-ops In Non-farm Sectors - Bernama

Cuba Approves Private Co-ops In Non-farm SectorsBernamaThe government would offer tax benefits to these co-ops to stimulate the creation of new co-ops, said Granma.
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The Legal Structure of Worker Cooperatives

The Legal Structure of Worker Cooperatives | Workercoops | Scoop.it
This is the first paper to analyze all the different varieties of worker-owned firms as well as conventional firms in terms of how they parse the bundle of rights in a firm. It also popularized the basic idea that the membership rights ...
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Cuba Approves Private Co-ops In Non-farm Sectors - Bernama

Cuba Approves Private Co-ops In Non-farm SectorsBernamaThe government would offer tax benefits to these co-ops to stimulate the creation of new co-ops, said Granma.
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Conference Reactions

Highlights from the CWCF-CoopZone Conference - by Joy Emmanuel (CoopZone)
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Executive Director Report, December 2012

Some CWCF members have asked that CWCF better play the role of intermediarybetween worker co-ops on the ground and the international associations of workerco-ops in which we are involved: CICOPA (world level); CICOPA-Americas for thecontinent, and...
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October News from the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

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Executive Director's Report - October, 2012

The International Summit (held October 8-11, 2012) was a mixed experience for a worker co-operator like me.  As someone profoundly committed to the values, principles and democratic nature of the co-operative movement, I found it relatively challenging...
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