The worker-owned cooperative, an economic workplace model that has been around for decades is making a comeback. In some parts of the U.S. new coops are sprouting up, cutting unemployment rates and revitalizing economically depressed communities.
You won’t find too many in conservative Southern California. But in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area, such businesses are thriving. Each has a unique history, based on workers’ needs and the community where they live.
La Prensa San Diego recently toured several cooperatives in Oakland and Berkeley and spoke with people whose lives have been transformed by the cooperative experience. Read More.