Leveling the Playing Field for Worker Cooperatives

By Abby Scher, Truthout | News Analysis

(Photo: Jay Gorman, Shaking hands via Shutterstock; Edited: EL / TO)"A quiet revolution is rumbling through New York's municipal offices as they retool to support the creation of worker cooperatives as a way to fight poverty.

Spurred by the powerful example of immigrant-owned cleaning cooperatives and the longstanding example of Cooperative Home Care Associates in the Bronx - the largest worker cooperative in the country - progressive city council members are allying with a new network of worker cooperatives, community based organizations that incubated immigrant-owned coops and the influential Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies to figure out how the city can encourage this still-tiny economic sector. Once fully in place, New York City will be a national leader in providing municipal support for these democratic enterprises."

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(Photo: Jay Gorman, Shaking hands via Shutterstock; Edited: EL / TO)

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