Here are some resources for worker cooperatives history.

Staff picks


Title Format Source
2019 Worker Cooperative State of the Sector Report PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Democratic Management: A Practical Guide for Managers and Others PDF Democracy at Work Institute
2017 Worker Cooperative State of the Sector Report PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Weavers of Dreams: Founders of the Modern Co-operative Movement PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Enabling Policy Environments for Cooperative Development: A Comparative Experience PDF Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan; Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
The Relative Survival of Worker Cooperatives and Barriers to Their Creation PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
Worker Co-ops: Weathering the Storm of COVID-19 PDF The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Industrial districts and inter-firm co-operation in Italy PDF International Institute for Labor Studies
Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet (Papers and Reports from the U.S. Social Forum 2007) PDF
Equal Exchange: Doing Well by Doing Good PDF Foundation for Enterprise Development
United States Federation of Worker Co-operatives St. Mary's University
Worker Cooperative Support System in NYC [ppt] Presentation MIT
The Communist Party in The Land of Cooperation Word Processor Document MUEC
African American Cooperatives PDF Babson-Equal Exchange Cooperative Curriculum
2016 Worker Cooperative State of the Sector Report PDF
The Role of Local Cooperative Development Agencies in Promoting Worker Cooperatives PDF
Preliminary Census of Worker Cooperatives in the United States PDF US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
The Cooperative Coopers of Minneapolis PDF
The Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives:Exploring the Potential of Co-op Led Development PDF St. Mary's University
Startups and Replication PDF PHI
The Relative Survival of Worker Cooperatives and Barriers to Their Creation [PowerPoint] Presentation Foundation for Enterprise Development
Building Resilient Sustainable Economies via the Cooperative Sector and Flexible Specialization: Lessons from the Emilia Romagna Region of Italy PDF Appalachian State University
El Estado del Sector de Cooperativas de Trabajo de 2017 PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Building Community Economies in Massachusetts: an Emerging Model of Economic Development? PDF Community Economies Collective
Plywood Co-operatives in the United States: An Endangered Species PDF
The Cooperative District of Imola: Forging the High Road to Globalization PDF MUEC
Subjects of Scale / Spaces of Possibility: Producing Co-operative Space in Theory and Enterprise PDF UMASS-Amherst
Jobs and the Urban Poor: Privately Initiated Sectoral Strategies PDF The Aspen Institute, The Ford Foundation, The Mott Foundation
Industry Clusters: Business Choice, Policy Outcome, or Branding Strategy PDF Regional Technology Strategies
Beyond the Boss: Building the U.S. Worker Cooperative Movement in the Context of Global Capitalism Word Processor Document School for International Training
Philadelphia Story
WAGES History and Lessons 1995-2000 PDF WAGES
The Workers' Owned Sewing Company: Making the Eagle Fly Friday PDF ICA Group