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Oakland set to be a leader in workplace cooperatives

Oakland set to be a leader in workplace cooperatives

 By: Sara Stephens (Originally published August 31, 2015) "On Sept. 8, community members will pack Oakland City Hall to celebrate the City Council's groundbreaking resolution to support worker cooperatives as a powerful tool for economic development and democratic, empowering workplaces. The resolution will recognize the benefits that worker cooperatives bring... Continue Reading

Governor Brown Signs California Worker Cooperative Act, AB 816

Governor Brown Signs California Worker Cooperative Act, AB 816

(Oakland, CA) – Governor Brown announced today that he signed a bill into law to facilitate the creation of worker-owned cooperative businesses in California. The new law, Assembly Bill 816, will remove unnecessary barriers to the creation of new worker cooperatives in California and improve operations for some existing worker cooperatives.... Continue Reading

Changing Cities: Coops, Climate Resilience, and more!

Changing Cities: Coops, Climate Resilience, and more!

Did you know that Oakland, California is emerging as a pilot city for more just and resilient communities? We believe cities are a strategic place to drive change, so we've been getting our hands dirty in our own backyard to test some ideas. SELC has been helping Oakland lead the... Continue Reading

Food Bikes

SELC has been delighted to host Berkeley Food Institute summer fellow John Romankiewicz, who is looking at the barriers to entering the mobile food business, with a particular focus on food bikes! What’s a food bike you ask? It’s a low-footprint, low-capital alternative to a food truck. If you’ve ever... Continue Reading

The Worker Coop Act Needs Your Support!

The Worker Coop Act Needs Your Support!

We've come down to the wire! The 2015 Worker Coop Act passed out of the California Assembly with bi-partisan support and passed out of the California Senate 39 votes to zero! Now it goes to Governor Brown's desk for his signature. BUT, there is still a chance that Governor Jerry Brown won't sign... Continue Reading