Berkeley Votes to Boost Co-op Economy In the Face of Gentrification


 of Yes! Magazine covers the passing of a co-op resolution in Berkeley, CA which requires the city to create an ordinance that supports worker owned cooperatives. Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Policy Director, Yassi Eskandari-Qajar, is quoted extensively about how worker cooperatives benefit cities and communities.

"Yassi Eskandari-Qajar, policy director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, helped advocate for the resolution in Berkeley, as well as the one in Oakland. 'There are so many hurdles cooperatives have to overcome before they can access finance: educating their worker-owners, accessing legal and accounting advice,' she said. 'This helps level the playing field.'"

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