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 […]
From Uprise RI: The “silver tsunami” of baby-boomer retirements is coming. According to a 2004 US Small Business Association study, 85 percent of all business owners do not have a succession plan in place and only 15 percent of businesses are passed along to children. Rhode Island has many more businesses with soon-to-be retiring owners causing […]
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 […]
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