On the January 20th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss cities investing in worker cooperatives to fight inequality and create quality jobs.
Worker cooperatives are typically governed by employees and the decision making is democratic. As a model for economic growth targeting low-income communities and people of color, New York has invested $1.2 million in coops and is set to nearly double that this year. In California, Oakland is exploring ways it can cultivate more co-ops. How are worker cooperatives combating inequality?
Melissa Hoover, the Executive Director of the Democracy at Work Institute, the think-and-do-tank that expands worker ownership as a tool to address economic inequality
Nayeli Maxson, Council Aide, Policy Analyst & Community Liaison in the Oakland Office of Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington
Loren Rodgers, the executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership
Sustainable Economies Law Center: CA Worker Cooperative Act
U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives: What is a worker cooperatives?
The Atlantic: Getting Rid of Bosses
Community Wealth: Worker Cooperatives: Pathways to Scale
New York City Small Business Services: Working Together, a report on the first year of the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative