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Autumn Rooney
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How To Convert a Business into a Worker-owned Cooperative

How To Convert a Business into a Worker-owned Cooperative

Shareable
Cooperatives represent a growing segment of the economy with an estimated 30,000 enterprises and 100 million members in the U.S. alone. A great way to bring democracy into the workplace, coops can be built from scratch, but they can also be created by converting existing businesses into worker-owned cooperatives. For retiring business owners as…Read More
Autumn Rooney
Autumn Rooney Campaign leader

11 Co-ops You Didn’t Know Were Co-ops

11 Co-ops You Didn’t Know Were Co-ops

Freelancers Union
People act like the sharing economy is some completely new market phenomenon. But the ethos of the sharing economy (shared work, shared ownership, and shared benefit) is embedded in the cooperative model. Basically, co-ops were the sharing economy before it was cool. Co-ops are hiding in plain sight. They might be the bakery down the road or…Read More
Autumn Rooney
Autumn Rooney Campaign leader

How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities.

The Economy: Under New Ownership

YES! Magazine
The Economy: Under New Ownership How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities. by Marjorie Kelly posted Feb 19, 2013 Employees at Equal Exchange, the oldest and largest fair-trade coffee company in the nation. It is also a worker-owned cooperative. Photo by…Read More
Autumn Rooney
Autumn Rooney Campaign leader

Time for a new paradigm!

Cooperatives: A Better Kind Of Corporation

Forbes
The great recession we’ve been going through will lead to nothing less than a new era in the economy and culture of America, a time of vigorous prudence and ethical self-regulation. That’s the prediction of the writer Kurt Andersen in a recent cover story for Time magazine. Like many cultural prophets, Andersen sees us at the end of the age of…Read More