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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 […]

Davis Home Pros – Walnut Creek CA

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Davis Home Pros is a 15-person residential remodeling cooperative in Walnut Creek California. The selling owners had worked hard with employees to create a positive workplace culture centered around quality craftsmanship, customer service, and reasonable prices. About three years from retirement, they were looking for an innovative succession plan and committed to worker ownership. The […]

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 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 Small […]

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 […]