Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

City Beat – Cincinnati Co-Op Incubator to Host National Cooperative Symposium This Week

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From City Beat: Can worker-owned businesses, innovative affordable housing practices and other cooperative efforts decrease economic inequality? A local co-op incubator is holding a national event here this weekend to explore those possibilities.  Co-op Cincy, formerly known as the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, will bring more than 200 cooperative workers, business leaders and community and […]

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NPQ – A National Worker Co-op Financing Network Emerges

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From NPQ: “In 2017, Minnesota was named the second-most unequal state for Black people in a study of Black and White inequality by 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion website,” reports Ivy Brashear for Yes! Magazine. In particular, Minneapolis’ Northside has a severe shortage of shopping centers, grocery stores, and banks. Poverty is widespread in the city’s Near […]

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Yes – The Co-op That’s Keeping Community Money Out of Big Banks

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From Yes Magazine: Connelly’s credit union is part of a strategy by a nonprofit consortium of investors, financial organizations, and community development groups known as the Financial Cooperative to set up locally controlled loan funds across the country. The cooperative’s founders believe investing and lending in marginalized communities can counteract historical wealth extraction, which happened […]

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Coop News – Future of work: Cincinnati experiments with co-op/union hybrid

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From Coop News: In Cincinnati, Ohio, a city with high levels of unemployment, new models of co-operation are being developed based on examples in US history – as well as current projects overseas. The Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) is a no-profit union co-op incubator founded in 2009. It develops union co-ops – a hybrid business […]

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NPQ – Grassroots Movement Promotes Adoption of “Union-Co-op” Model

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From NPQ: Earlier this month in Cincinnati, Ohio, roughly 150 worker co-op and union activists came together for the Third Biennial Union Co-op Symposium. This conference marked a watershed of sorts, as the union co-op idea is increasingly seen by both union and co-opactivists as a vehicle for community transformation. At the conference, leaders announced their intent to form […]

Sustainergy – Cincinnati, OH

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Industry: Solar Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2013 Assistance: Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more Sustainergy –  Our Team Co-op News – Future of work: Cincinnati experiments with co-op/union hybrid (2018) Yes – From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer (2017) Cooperative Grocer – […]