Worker Cooperatives in the News
Capitalism in Crisis: Richard Wolff Urges End to Austerity, New Jobs Program, Democratizing Work (Mar 2013, Democracy Now!)
Regional Alliance of Co-ops Leading the Way (Mar 2013, TheEngergy.coop)
Why employee ownership is driving growth (Feb 2013, Real Business, UK)
Would you work harder if you owned a slice of the company? (KPLU Seattle)
Worker-Owners of America, Unite! (NY Times)
They're owning this cooperation (LA Times)
United We Stand (Oklahomas Gazette)
A World of Cooperation and Shared Ownership (Huffington Post)
Fixing the Future (PBS: aired Nov 18, 2010)
Business Matters: Worker-Owned Cooperatives (hourlong radio show)
To jumpstart US job market, turn workers into owners (Christian Science Monitor)
Many Americans build wealth through their home, why not through work?
The Hopeful Laundry (The Economist)
Micro-projects aim to restore a shattered area
In Cleveland, Worker Co-Ops Look to a Spanish Model (Time.com)
While officials, pundits and the everyday folks who have to pay bills lament unemployment rates that won't go down and wages that won't go up, some Rust Belt planners and union leaders are feeling optimistic: they're taking inspiration from the Basque region of Spain, where a network of worker-owned cooperatives launched amid the rubble of the Spanish Civil War has grown to become the country's seventh-largest corporation, and among its most profitable.
Business As Usual Is History: Corporations Won't Save Us But Cooperatives May (Alternet)
As economic hardship threatens communities, there is one bright light in the fog -- cooperatives -- which already serve 4 in 10 Americans and are growing strong.
A New Era for Labor and Co-op Movements? (Cooperative Business Journal)
Much has been made of the shared origins of the cooperative and labor union movements. In both movements, working people, faced with dramatic changes in the economy, began to organize to protect their common interests and present an alternative economic vision.
The Case for Worker Co-ops (NY Times Economix blog)
Worker-owned and -managed businesses combine the romance of entrepreneurship with a commitment to community, an economist writes. But are they better than traditional companies?
Isthmus Engineering Featured in Michael Moore Film (Wisconsin State Journal)
Michael Moore's New Film Puts Spotlight on Petaluma Company (Santa Rosa Press-Democrat)
For an American company, coming square into the sights of pugnacious populist filmmaker Michael Moore is usually not cause for celebration. But for Petaluma's Alvarado Street Bakery, being featured in Moore's new film, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” is an affirmation of decades of doing business differently.
When Workers Take Charge (CNNMoney.com)
It's a unique model - the worker-owned business. Some say it sounds like socialism, but these six companies say it's helped them tough out the recession.
COLORS Restaurant: Surviving Disaster, Starting Anew (ABC News)
Former World Trade Center Restaurant Workers Turn Disaster Into an Unusual Business Venture
A Company of Equals: Cooperative launches a driver-owned taxi cab company in Alexandria (Alexandria Gazette)
New cab company begins operations in city (Alexandria Times)
Each of the Union Cab Company’s 143 drivers owns one share of the business. “As owners, we have an investment in this company and an incentive to make certain that we all offer excellent customer service,”
'No Boss' Businesses a Thriving Berkeley Presence (Daily Californian)
The region’s liberal and progressive roots are largely responsible for the abundance of worker-owned businesses
10 Great Places to Moon Over a Big Pizza Pie (USA TODAY)
"The Cheese Board is a collective, owned by its members, that brings sustainable agriculture to the pizza table,"
A World Without Bosses? (Alternet.org)
A handful of Northern California collectives take cues from an innovative Basque cooperative in Northern Spain. But can they really make a difference?
Where's the Boss? (Canada's Dominion newspaper)
Worker cooperatives will change the way you think about democracy.