Key Figures – Austin, TX

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Industry: Bookkeeping Location: Austin. Texas Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Learn more Key Figures – Our Story   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Bookkeeping Employee Owned Small Businesses in Texas

News

Waging Nonviolence: – How Uber and Lyft were driven from Austin and replaced with a worker cooperative

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Read at Waging Nonviolence:  Two years ago, what is now the third-largest worker-owned cooperative in the United States couldn’t get more than a dozen people together. That might be hard to believe, because they all have their own transportation. They’re cab drivers.  It was early October, notoriously one of the most uncomfortable times of the […]

Taxi Drivers Association of Austin – Austin, TX

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Industry: Taxi Location: Austin. Texas Number of employees: 500 Became employee owned: 2016 From the Company https://atxcooptaxi.net/ Learn more Borowiak and Ji – Taxi co‐ops versus Uber: Struggles for workplace democracy in the sharing economy (2019) The Startup – Reinvention and Disruption: Austin’s Immigrant Taxi Drivers in the Age of Uber (2019) Shareable – Why […]

California

GEO – How Urban Governments Are Promoting Worker Co-ops

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From Grassroots Economic Organizing: City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development. It started in 2009 when the City of Cleveland accessed a federal guaranteed loan to help finance the Evergreen Cooperatives. Since then, nine more city governments have moved to promote worker cooperatives through municipal projects, initiatives, or policies because […]

Florida

Democracy Collaborative – City governments building community wealth and cooperative local economies

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From the Democracy Collaborative: The Roundtable process (in which The Democracy Collaborative participated as consultants to the city) brought community leaders together with institutional stakeholders for a conversation about steps that could be taken to redeploy existing assets strategically to transform the economic situation on the ground in Northwest Jacksonville, where generational poverty has resulted […]

Polycot Associates – Austin, TX

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Industry: Tech Location: Austin. Texas Number of employees: 8 Became employee owned: 2017 Assistance: U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives Learn more Polycot – Converting to a Worker Cooperative (video) Polycot – Cooperative Ownership and Business Models in the Tech World   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Tech Employee Owned Small Businesses in Texas Employee Owned Small […]