United States

Worker Cooperatives for New York City: A Vision for Addressing Income Inequality

Author(s): 
Jennifer Jones Austin
Year: 
2014

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) presents this report, Worker Cooperatives for New York City: A Vision for Addressing Income Inequality, as an examination of one solution for the challenges facing New York’s workers: worker cooperative businesses. Indeed, the report’s key finding is that worker cooperatives can easily fit into a broad campaign to cope with poverty, long-term joblessness, the growing isolation of low-wage workers and unprecedented levels of income inequality.

Capturing the Imagination of Future Social Entrepreneurs: A Robust University Based Anchor Institution-led Development Model

Author(s): 
Sherman Kreiner
Year: 
2013

This is an overview of the University of Winnipeg's anchor-led model for community economic development. It positions the Winnipeg model as a robust example of an anchor institution strategy, and includes a broad survey of US worker cooperative development and movement-building efforts of the last 30 years.

 

 

 

Preliminary Census of Worker Cooperatives in the United States

Author(s): 
Melissa Hoover, with support from Logan Harris and Amy Johnson
Year: 
2012

The purpose of this study is to get as current and accurate a count as possible of the worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces in the United States. Some previous counts were done in the 2000s, and most recently the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives' study of the economic impact of cooperatives included worker cooperatives. But there were issues with all of these studies, and moreover none of them gathered data on longevity.

Recursos para desarrollar cooperativas sin fines de lucro (V0.5)

Author(s): 
Demcracy at Work Network
Year: 
2013

CONTENIDO:

Recursos

- Estudio de caso sobre el desarrollo de cooperativas de trabajadores
- Un Ejemplo de Cronograma del Desarrollo de una Cooperativa

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- Hoja de Trabajo: Modelo para desarrollar tu cooperative
- Hoja de Trabajo: Su Organizacion y la Nueva Cooperativa
- Hoja de Trabajo: Habilidades para el negocio: ?Tienen lo que necesitan?
- Hoja de Trabajo: Envuesta de necesidades
- Hoja de Trabajo: Cronograma de Desarrollo

"El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa"

Author(s): 
East Bay Community Law Clinic, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Year: 
2013
¿Qué son las cooperativas de trabajadores? Las cooperativas de trabajadores son entidades de negocio que están (1) en posesión de los trabajadores, (2) gobernadas por los trabajadores, y (3) operadas por y para el beneficio de los trabajadores. Puesto que las cooperativas son propiedad y están controladas por y para los empleados que trabajan allá, son operadas diferentemente de las empresas tradicionales en unos aspectos clave

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