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When Serious Energy decided to shutter the factory earlier this year, the workers decided they would fire the boss and run the factory themselves. The workers partnered with our team in the US to raise money, purchase the factory, and form the New Era Windows cooperative. Next year, we intend to open the factory under democratic worker-ownership. But that's just the beginning.
Inspired by the story of New Era, workers have reached out to us from across the country to help them save their businesses--to help them take control of their own economic lives.
We have partnered with social investors ready to finance our rotating loan fund so we can make this happen, but we need to raise $20,000 by the end of this year to continue our work.
The Working World truly is community finance, because we're supported by people like you. Your donation allows us to continue taking chances on riskier projects with higher impact, just like New Era Windows. Please, join our movement to put finance back into the hands of the people. Make jobs in the US by helping those most invested in keeping them- the workers.
Help us reach our goal of $20,000. Donate today and save a factory next year.
*We want to show our immense gratitude for your support by sending you some presents printed by OccuCopy, a print shop and messaging services cooperative we helped incubate earlier this year. Please add $20 for international shipping.