Cooperatives comprise a powerful part of the U.S. economy, boasting almost 65,000 establishments and a total membership of over 115 million people. By connecting member needs to services provided, cooperatives are stable, responsive, locally-based institutions that nurture and develop authentic local leaders and informed and empowered members. Cooperatives contribute to the creation of healthy, sustainable […]
Workshops on Creating a Cooperative Caregiver Agency Are you a caregiver interested in employee ownership? Is quality care giving important to you? Do you want more decision making power in your workplace? Skagit County Information Sessions Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Sunday April 29, 2:00 p.m. Oak Harbor Library, Sunday, May 6 2:00 p.m. Visit our […]
On March 2, 2018, the workers of Capital Homecare Cooperative became the third homecare cooperative to open its doors in the State of Washington, joining its sisters Peninsula Homecare Cooperative (Pt. Townsend, WA) and Circle of Life Homecare Cooperative (Bellingham, WA). CHC also became the 5th operational worker co-op in Olympia, WA. Olympia has one […]
We are taking a few weeks off for the holidays, but for now, learn about this incredible fruit cooperative from central Washington. See you in 2018!
Ed Whitfield discusses using the co-op model to build black communities.
Here is an introduction to the concept of the platform co-op. To see it in action, visit social.coop and join for just $1/month!
Many co-ops start with the sweat and tears of their members. Check out of few of the stories from these co-ops:
This week, we kick off National Co-op Month with a retrospective on the birth of the “modern” co-op movement in the small industrial town of Rochdale, UK.