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East Bay Express – Berkeley Pledges Support and Funding for Worker Co-ops

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From the East Bay Express: Last week, the Cheeseboard’s longtime home committed to a new strategy for fighting economic inequality and building the local economy: city support for worker cooperatives. The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously on Fe.26 to include co-ops in the city’s small-business revolving loan fund; give co-ops, along with women- and minority-owned […]

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SELC – Berkeley Sets the Bar for Municipal Support of Worker Cooperatives

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From the Sustainable Economies Law Center: Last night, Berkeley City Council unanimously adopted a set of recommendations provided by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (Law Center) and a coalition of worker coop members and advocates. In doing so, Berkeley became a national leader in supporting worker cooperative businesses. “Berkeley is among the first US cities […]

Mariposa Gardening & Design – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Landscaping Location: California Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2018 Assistance: Sustainable Economies Law Center, Project Equity Learn more mariposagardening.com Pacific Horticulture – Growing a Giving Business (2017) Democracy Collaborative – Converting Businesses to Worker Cooperatives – Lessons from the Real World (video, 2015)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned […]

Scruf Pet Care Collective – Oakland, CA

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Industry: Pet Services Location: Oakland, California Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: Sustainable Economies Law Center, Project Equity Learn more https://scruf.coop/ The Model Mutt – Announcing Your Scruf Pet Care Collective (2016)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Pet Services Employee Owned Small Businesses in Washington, DC Employee Owned Small Businesses Assisted by […]