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Berkeley Worker Cooperative Resolution Passes!

Berkeley Worker Cooperative Resolution Passes!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berkeley Passes Resolution Supporting Worker Cooperatives   BERKELEY, CA (February 9, 2016) — On Tuesday, the City of Berkeley made a bold proclamation in support of democratic and equitable workplaces, passing City Councilmember Jesse Arreguín’s “Resolution Supporting the Development and Growth of Worker Cooperatives.” Continue Reading

Berkeley worker co-op resolution could usher in equitable economic development

Berkeley worker co-op resolution could usher in equitable economic development

By An-Li Herring -- Berkeley has the potential to become the first city in the nation to adopt an ordinance giving worker-owned businesses preference in city contracting and procurement. On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Berkeley City Councilmember Jesse Arreguín (District 4) will introduce a resolution to draft the ordinance, which could... Continue Reading

Democratizing Seeds, Soil, and Sun: SELC's Year in Review & What's Next

Democratizing Seeds, Soil, and Sun: SELC's Year in Review & What's Next

SELC got a lot done this year, and we couldn't have done it without supporters like you! Below is our 2015 Annual Report to give you some highlights of the many ways we've helped create more just and resilient local economies across the country. (Click the image below to see a full-sized PDF with... Continue Reading

SEC Finally Sets Rules for Investment Crowdfunding - A Perspective from the Sustainable Economies Law Center

As you may recall, there was much excitement in 2012 after President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. This excitement was around Title III, also known as the Crowdfunding Title, which created certain exemptions from the requirement to obtain a permit from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) before... Continue Reading

Recording: Worker Co-op Solutions in the Prison Industrial Complex

Recording: Worker Co-op Solutions in the Prison Industrial Complex

A Discussion with Jessica Gordon Nembhard The US has the world's largest prison population at over 2,217,000 inmates. What would happen, though, if we began looking at worker cooperatives not only as an economic development tool but also as a tool for those incarcerated by the prison industrial complex? What transformational effects... Continue Reading