Workers' Co-operatives

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Building Economic Alternatives
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1992
Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
Collectives in Spain
Leval, Gaston
Article
1938
A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in th...
Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
Leval, Gaston
Book
1971
An account of the collectives set up in Spain during the struggle against Franco.
Cooperation at Work: The Mondragon Experience
Bradley, Keith; Gelb, Alan
Book
1983
A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
Mondragon Worker-Cooperatives Decide How to Ride Out a Downturn
Kelly, Georgia
Article
2009
The Mondragón Cooperative Corporation (MCC), the largest consortium of worker-owned companies, has developed a different way of doing business - a way that puts workers, not shareholders, first.
The Need for Alternative Employment
Moffatt, Gary
Article
1989
An alternative economy would enable movement people to integrate their bread labour with their social change work.
No Bosses Here: A Manual On Working Collectively
Vocations for Social Change
Book
1976
An overview of how to organize and operate a working collective. Includes discussions of decision making, meetings, common interpersonal problems as well as practical concerns such as finances and boo...
No Bosses Here!: A Manual on Working Collectively and Cooperatively
Brandow, Karen; McDonnell, Jim;
Book
1981
A perceptive and practical guide to working in a collective.
Peter Maurin's Vision for the Catholic Worker, an Idea Whose Time has Come
Terrell, Brian
Article
2017
Today it seems obvious that a return to the land, to a proper relationship with creation and to meaningful, productive work is integral to the aims of the Catholic Worker movement. For much of its his...
A Proposal to American Labor: 'Open source unionism' could reinvigorate American labor in the age of the Internet
Freeman, Richard B.; Rogers, Joel
Article
2002
The authors posit that union membership is too restricted by the requirement that unions have majority support in the workplace. They believe that pro-union workers who are a minority in their workpla...
Starting a Worker Co-operative: An Introduction
Quarter, Jack (co-ordinator and editor)
Book
1985
A Targeted Approach to Worker Co-op Development: Lessons from Mondragon and Northern Italy
Kreiner, Sherman L.
Article
1988
Targeted strategies offer advantages: First, expertise which permits the rapid assessment of prospective deals. Second, by concentrating on businesses which have some similarities, it is possible to b...
Worker Co-operatives: An Introduction
Schnack, Kris; Jackson, Ted
Article
1985
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Worker Co-operatives: Working Papers Vol. 2 No. 6
Jordan, John E.; Quarter, Jack
Book
1984
An introduction to the principles and practical considerations of forming worker co-operatives.
Worker Cooperatives in America
Jackall, Robert; Levin, Henry M. (ed.)
Book
1984
A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.

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May Day: workers of the world unite and take over -- their factories
Henley,Jon
2015
The co-operative movement is giving employees the chance to rebuild shuttered livelihoods.

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Worker Co-operatives: An Introduction
Schnack, Kris; Jackson, Ted
Organization
1986
Schnack and Jackson introduce worker co-operatives to a broad constituency of the unemployed, underemployed, precarious workers, community organizations, women's groups, and church members. This is a ...