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Additional Resources



Co-op Cincy - Founded in 2011, Co-op Cincy nurtures a resilient, interconnected network of worker-owned businesses in Greater Cincinnati. Its goal: an economy that works for all.

Co-op Dayton - Co-op Dayton is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to develop cooperative businesses that meet community needs.

Co-op U Manual - The Co-op U Manual is a practical guide to helping build cooperatively owned businesses.

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar - The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives hosts this monthly webinar for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group's democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a participatory conversational format.

Mondragon Corporation - Mondragon is the outcome of a cooperative business project launched in 1956 in the Basque region of Spain. Its mission is encapsulated in its Corporate Values: intercooperation, grassroots management, corporate social responsibility, innovation, democratic organisation, education and social transformation, among others. Organizationally, Mondragon is divided into four areas: Finance, Industry, Retail and Knowledge. It currently consists of 95 separate, self-governing cooperatives, around 80,000 people and 14 R&D centres.

Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University - OEOC is a nonprofit outreach center based at the main campus of Kent State University established in 1987. It provides support and assistance for business owners interested in selling their business to their employees; technical support for entrepreneurs interested in creating a start-up employee-owned business; training and education programs for existing employee-owned companies through Ohio’s Employee-owned Network; and perform research and outreach regarding employee-ownership and its impact on Ohio communities.

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies - The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Labor Studies and Urban Studies that are designed to meet the needs of working adults as well as traditional-age college students who seek to learn more about the challenges confronting poor and working class populations in the workplace and in the community.

AFL-CIO - The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a democratic, voluntary federation of 60 national and international labor unions that represent 12.5 million working people.

United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) - USFWC is the national grassroots membership organization for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces. Its mission is to build a thriving ecosystem for worker-owned and controlled businesses – and their cooperative leaders– to power movements for racial justice and economic democracy.

USDA’s Interagency Working Group on Cooperatives - The USDA’s Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development promotes a whole-of-government approach to using cooperative enterprise to solve specific public policy challenges.

UW Center for Cooperatives - The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives seeks to increase understanding and encourage critical thinking about cooperatives by fostering scholarship and mutual learning among academics, the cooperative community, policy makers and the public.

Democracy at Work Institute - A sister organization of USFWC, the Institute was created by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) to ensure that worker cooperative development in economically and socially marginalized communities is adequately supported, effective, and strategically directed. It is the only national organization dedicated to building the field of worker cooperative development.

U.S. Solidarity Economy Network - The mission of the U.S. Solidarity Economy Network is to connect a diverse array of individuals, organizations, businesses, and projects in the shared work of building and strengthening regional, national, and international movements for a solidarity economy.

International Cooperative Alliance - The International Cooperative Alliance advocates the interests and success of cooperatives, providing a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action.

CooperationWorks! - CooperationWorks! is a national network made up of organizational and individual members working in cooperative development.

1 worker 1 vote - 1worker1vote is a U.S.-based, nonprofit economic development catalyst. Their organization believes all American workers need to “own their labor and rent their capital” instead of the reverse. They're proponents of individual worker ownership, which is in fact the original American business system.

Sustainable Economies Law Center - Sustainable Economies Law Center's Cooperatives Program works to vastly expand the legal resources and cultivate a fertile legal landscape for the growth of cooperatives for the benefit of workers. They provide education, advocacy, research, and advice for worker centered cooperatives, including the creation of legal documents and guidance for best practices.

New Economy Coalition (NEC) - NEC is a membership-based network representing the solidarity economy movement in the United States. It exist to organize its members into a more powerful and united force, in order to accelerate the transition of our economic system from capitalism to a solidarity economy. NEC’s members are a cross section of nonprofits, mission-driven businesses, grassroots community organizations, and sectoral associations.

New Economy Project - The New Economy Project pursues lasting, transformational change by supporting cooperative and community-controlled development, and by challenging corporations that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty.

Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive - CoFED (Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive) is a QBPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to meet community needs through food and land co-ops. We are building the leadership of young BIPOC cooperators to practice cooperative values, economics, and strategies for collective liberation.

Cooperative Fund of the Northeast (CFNE) - CFNE works for economic, social, and racial justice by advancing community based, cooperative, and democratically owned or managed enterprises with a preference to assisting cooperatives in low-income communities by: providing financial products at reasonable rates, developing business skills, and offering an investment opportunity that promotes socially conscious enterprise.

Shared Capital Co-op - Shared Capital Cooperative is a national loan fund and federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides financing to cooperative businesses and housing throughout the United States. Shared Capital’s mission is to build a just, equitable and democratic economy by investing in cooperative enterprise with a focus on providing financing to co-ops to create wealth in low-income and economically disadvantaged communities.

National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) - NCEO is a nonprofit research organization that gathers and disseminates data on employee ownership of the business by which they are employed.

National Cooperative Business Association CLUS Int’l - NCBA CLUSA works to build a better world and a more inclusive economy that empowers people to contribute to shared prosperity and well-being for themselves and future generations. Its mission is to develop, advance and protect cooperative enterprise.

The .COOP Global Directory & Map - A global directory from the International Cooperative Alliance and in partnership with the Solidarity Economy Association. When a co-op registers a .coop domain name, they are automatically added to this map.

The Working World - The Working World builds cooperative businesses in low-income communities, using a groundbreaking model that combines non-extractive finance with tailor-made business support.

Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation - The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation is a national, bilingual grassroots membership organization of and for worker co-operatives, related types of co-operatives (multi-stakeholder co-ops and worker-shareholder co-ops), and organizations that support the growth and development of worker co-operatives.



USW's site for Union Co-ops - The United Steelworkers' site features a wealth of resources including articles, interviews, and videos—all about union co-ops.

A Union Toolkit for Cooperative Solutions - Labor unions and worker-owned businesses share the objectives of generating better jobs and giving workers control over their workplaces. The paper includes seven case studies of interaction and collaboration between labor unions and worker-owned entities, in which unions get out their tools to apply their power and capacity toward worker ownership for expanding avenues for worker power.

Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Communities: The Union Co-op Model - The mission of the union co-op model is to create social and economic justice and worker dignity through the creation of good, sustainable jobs in viable, sustainable businesses that are accountable to both its workers and the communities in which they operate, as well as to support and sustain those communities.



John Womack Jr., Labor Power and Strategy, PM Press, 2023


Chris Wright, Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States,, 2014


Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, Penn State U. Press, 2014


Marjorie Kelly, Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012


John Restakis, Humanizing the Economy: Co-operatives in the Age of Capital, New Society Publishers, 2010



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