Restif Cleaning – Arcata, CA

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Industry: Cleaning Location: Arcata, California Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 1990 From the company https://restif.com/about-us https://www.facebook.com/RestifCleaning/ Learn more Beneficial State Bank – The employee ownership solution to the “silver tsunami” (2018) North Coast Co-op  – Celebrating Co-op Month (2016)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Cleaning Employee Owned Small Businesses in California  

Alvarado Street Bakery – Petaluma, CA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Petaluma, California Number of employees: 83 Became employee owned: 1981 Learn more https://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/bread/coop Cooperative Business Journal – Baked In: How One Worker Co-op Innovates for Growth (2018) Edible – Friends in Knead at Alvarado Street Bakery (2015) Argus Courier – Baking up a new business model (2013) Patch – Alvarado Street […]

Community Printers – Santa Cruz, CA

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Industry: Printing Location: Santa Cruz, California Number of employees: 35 Became employee owned: 1977  From the company http://comprinters.com/ http://comprinters.com/cptemp2/our-company/history-structure/ Learn more TESA – How to manufacture your game domestically, sustainably, and ethically (2019) Good Times – Shaking up Santa Cruz’s Business As Usual (2018) Santa Cruz Sentinel – March 8 forum to explore employee ownership […]

Rainbow Grocery – San Francisco, CA

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Industry: Grocery Location: San Francisco, California Number of employees: 250 Became employee owned: 1975 From the company www.rainbow.coop Learn more Sacharoff – Other Avenues are Possible (2016) San Francisco Chronicle – S.F.’s Rainbow Grocery: a counterculture success story (2015) Specialty Food Association – Rainbow Grocery: Getting Bigger Without Going Mainstream (2011) Bilke – Does Cooperation Equal […]

Other Avenues Food Cooperative – San Francisco, CA

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Industry: Grocery Location: San Francisco, California Number of employees: 22 Became employee owned: 1975 From the company https://www.otheravenues.coop/ Job posting – Full-time Grocery Worker-owner (2020) Huston – Other Avenues: Written Historical Narrative (2019) Sacharoff – Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the People’s Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area (book) (2016) Learn more Support […]

Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Manufacturing Location: Berkeley, California Number of employees: 13 Became employee owned: 1974 From the company https://heartwood.coop/ Learn more SELC – Berkeley Worker Cooperative Resolution Passes! (2016) Beyond Chron – Berkeley: Cooperative Capital Of America? (2013) JJ Noire – Bike Tour of Berkeley Worker Cooperatives co-sponsored by NoBAWC and East Bay Express (video) (2012) KALW […]

Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Bicycle Location:, Berkeley, California Number of employees: 16 Became employee owned: 1971 Learn more https://www.missinglink.org/ The Bold Italic – Inside the Berkeley Bike Co-Op Getting Evicted for Condos (2016)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in the Bicycle Industry Employee Owned Small Businesses in California

Cheese Board Collective – Berkeley, CA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: California Number of employees: 65 Became employee owned: 1971 From the company cheeseboardcollective.coop The Cheese Board – Collective Works (2003) Articles LEAP – Brand Stories — How Purpose Drives The Cheeseboard Collective (2019) Eater – Want Better Working Conditions in Restaurants? Build a Co-op (2018) Forbes – How A Modest Berkeley […]