CUPS/ White Electric — Providence, RI

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Location: Providence, RI                                                                       Industry: Cafe Number of employees: 15 Became employee-owned: 2021 From the Company: http://whiteelectriccoffee.com/ Learn More:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/13/metro/white-electric-reopens-rhode-islands-only-cooperatively-run-coffee-shop/    https://motifri.com/whiteelectriccoop/    Providence Journal – White Electric coffee purchased by worker-owned cooperative (2021) Uprise RI – CUPS organizing story: From unionization to worker-owned co-op café (2021) Uprise RI – RI’s first unionized coffee shop needs […]

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Worker co-op bill being heard in Senate, could this model work for Benny’s?

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From RIFuture.org: The Rhode Island Senate calendar for Tuesday features legislation that makes it easier to create and run worker-owned cooperatives.  The bill is “a statutory vehicle for the creation and functioning of workers’ cooperatives which are corporations that are owned and democratically governed by their members.” Read more RIFuture.org – Worker co-op bill being heard […]