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For a while now, there’s been a growing interest in what’s called “community wealth-building”. That means strengthening locally-rooted and locally- held businesses and investing vehicles, with worker cooperatives, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and impact investors as some of... Learn more
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On Thursday, June 26th the New York City Council will vote to approve the city's annual budget, which contains a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. This investment – the largest to date by a city government – represents an endorsement of worker cooperatives as a... Learn more
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Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young’s film “SHIFT CHANGE” will premiere at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6 on KCTS 9. The documentary explores employee-owned businesses succeeding in today’s economy. Dworkin and Young filmed six worker cooperatives in the U.S. and in the Basque Country of Spain. The pair has... Learn more
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More than four years since the financial crisis hit the United States, economic recovery has been slow and the majority of jobs that have returned are low wage. But there are alternatives. A new film looks at one remedy to the boom-and-bust cycles of capitalism: worker-run cooperatives. The... Learn more
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Worker ownership of businesses is making waves across the country. One such effort is in Chicago - the just-formed New Era Windows cooperative. These are the workers who refused to just give in to big business and watch their livelihoods disappear. These workers sat in and forced Serious Energy to... Learn more
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