Cooperatives Advocacy

SELC develops and spearheads targeted legislative and local campaigns that support the creation of cooperative economies.

Current Advocacy Campaigns

AB 816: Worker Cooperative Act

The Sustainable Economies Law Center is proud to be a member of the California Worker Cooperative Policy Coalition and excited about paving new paths to increase democratic, worker-ownership in California. We were successful in finding a legislative author for the 2015 legislative cycle and we're moving forward to amend the bill to include provisions that would legally define a worker cooperative for California! Please visit our California Worker Cooperative Act campaign page here.

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City Policy for the Promotion of Worker Cooperatives

Local governments can be instrumental in fostering development of worker cooperatives by enacting policies that remove key barriers and incentivize a thriving cooperative economy. Below, you will find a working draft of a sample city ordinance for the promotion of worker cooperatives. 



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