Industry Research Series: Taxis
The recent upsurge in worker cooperatives in the taxi industry presents a contrast between big opportunities and big risks. Hundreds of new worker owners have come together in just a handful of companies over the last 10 years, which outpaces the growth of worker cooperative ownership in many other industries. The coordinated marketing among what are already legally independent, entrepreneurially minded contractors lends itself to larger entities.
How to Start and Manage a Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperative
Plywood Co-operatives in the United States: An Endangered Species
WAGES History and Lessons 1995-2000
Startups and Replication
Sectoral Strategies in CED: Critical factors in the Success of CHCA & Childspace
Worker Cooperative Development Models
Worker Cooperatives - Pathways to Scale
This is an exciting time to be engaged with worker cooperatives. The worker cooperative model has stood the test of time; its foundations have been in place since 1844, when the Rochdale Pioneers developed their creative response to the suffering of displaced workers during the Industrial Revolution. Since 2008, the Great Recession has inspired more and more workers, advocates, and community developers to bring their creativity and energy to the next generation of the cooperative movement, fueling an explosion of co-op-related discussion and initiatives.