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Lela Klein

Lela Klein is the Executive Director of Co-op Dayton, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting worker cooperatives that support blue collar communities.  She is also a Board Member and Project Manager for the Gem City Market, a multi-stakeholder cooperative grocery start-up-in progress. Prior to co-founding Co-op Dayton, she served as General Counsel to the IUE-CWA, a 45,000-member manufacturing union, where she represented union members and created a mentorship program to foster leadership among young manufacturing employees.  Lela was also an organizer and later an Attorney with the Service Employees International Union. 

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Gem City Market organizers share will their progress towards a multi-stakeholder, conventional grocery cooperative in Dayton, Ohio. They are planning their co-op in a very low income, predominantly African American...

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