Cooperative Development Grant

The Berkeley Student Cooperative is proud to announce our 3rd annual $10,000 Cooperative Development Grant! Applications due March 14th!bsc_header_logo.png

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Upcoming Event with our Partners: Oakland Climate Action Coalition & Local Clean Energy Alliance

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What: Growing Clean Energy Jobs in Oakland

When: Saturday, April 5 from 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Youth Uprising - 8711 MacArthur Blvd in East Oakland.

Who: East Oakland community organizations, schools, youth, families, and green job training organizations, solar and energy efficiency businesses, unions, worker justice organizations and food justice organizations.

Click here to view or download the flyer.

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Intro to Cooperative Economy

Co-op 101: An introduction to the cooperative economy

NoBAWC Event

Tuesday March 18th 7 - 9 pm
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative
1988 Shattuck Ave near University Ave. 
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WORKER COOP STATUTE INTRODUCED INTO CA ASSEMBLY

BREAKING NEWS:Worker Cooperatives Act introduced into the State Assembly?! YES!

Worker-Owned Job Creation on the Rise: Assemblymember Bonta Introduces California’s First Limited Liability Worker Cooperative Act to Facilitate Worker-Owned Business Development

Bill introduced in the California State Assembly would eliminate cumbersome requirements of existing law so that local worker-owned and managed businesses can thrive.

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WORKER COOP STATUTE INTRODUCED INTO CA ASSEMBLY

BREAKING NEWS:Worker Cooperatives Act introduced into the State Assembly?! YES!

Worker-Owned Job Creation on the Rise: Assemblymember Bonta Introduces California’s First Limited Liability Worker Cooperative Act to Facilitate Worker-Owned Business Development

Bill introduced in the California State Assembly would eliminate cumbersome requirements of existing law so that local worker-owned and managed businesses can thrive.

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The Sharing Economy Just Got Real

Janelle OrsiThis article was originally published on Shareable

The legal problems of the sharing economy just got real. The latest lawsuits against "ride-sharing" companies Lyft and Über could be game changers. The plaintiffs are drivers who give rides to strangers for money, paying a portion of their earnings to the companies. The class action lawsuits argue that the drivers should be classified as employees of the companies. Regardless of the outcome, the lawsuits call attention to the potential harms arising from the non-sharing parts of the sharing economy. It’s a good opportunity to declare that the so-called “sharing economy” needs a new business model.

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The Sharing Economy Just Got Real (Shareable)

You can’t truly remedy today’s economic problems by using the same business structures that created the economic problems. Because of their current ownership structure, Airbnb, Lyft, Über, and TaskRabbit could be bought out by ever larger and more centralized companies that won’t necessarily care about the well-being of people using the services, or about the overall abundance of jobs in our economy...

There is only one way to ensure that a company will make decisions in the interests of the people it serves: Put those people in control of the company.

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