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Worker Cooperatives

Worker Cooperatives

Democracy in the Workplace

Approximately 30 minutes; free on youtube. Or from Off Center Video – 510-486-8010 or [OffCenterVideo@aol.com] . 

Own The Change

Very accessible 22-minute series of interviews with co-operators with “how-to” advice; free on YouTube. Produced by Toolbox for Education and Social Action and GritTV.

Mandela Grocery Cooperative

A short film (5 minutes.) about an African led worker cooperative in Oakland California. Celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019)

Cooperation Jackson

A film about a very novel African led community cooperative effort Mississippi.

Can We Do It Ourselves?

This is a thought provoking documentary — the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies of businesses that are surviving as democracies within a capitalist system. A film by Patrik Witkowsky, Jesper Lundgren, André Nyström and Nils Säfström. Distributed in cooperation with Fria Tidningar Media Cooperative. Subtitled. 

Cooperative Collection

Large cache of free clips, stories, and interviews from World News on Worker Cooperatives.

Fixing the Future documentary series.

Includes short episodes on Evergreen co-ops (worker co-ops in Cleveland) and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation (worker co-op incubator), and also the Portland Hour Exchange (Time bank) for good measure. Free. 

Other Avenues Worker Cooperative

Free; YouTube; 15 minutes. 

This Way Out: A Step By Step Guide To Starting A Worker

DVD in English with Spanish translation.  Detailed. Emphasis on small worker cooperatives, including those requiring low initial capital. In production (2011.) More worker cooperative and community related videos in English and Spanishhere. 

Incubating a Worker Cooperative on a Shoestring with Time Banks

20.5 min, free. Linda Hogan and Terry Daniels ofhour Worldtalk about Time Banks in a presentation for PODER in San Francisco October 11, 2011. Time Banks are a way to get and receive services without total dependence on cash. 

Anchor Strategy

Avideoby Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland explains the Greater University Circle’s “anchor strategy” that initiated the creation of the Evergreen Cooperatives. 6 min. 

Incubating a Worker Cooperative on a Shoestring with Time Banks

20.5 min, free. Linda Hogan and Terry Daniels ofhour Worldtalk about Time Banks in a presentation for PODER in San Francisco October 11, 2011. Time Banks are a way to get and receive services without total dependence on cash. 

Charter Schools

Avideo on EdVisions Cooperative, worker co-op charter schools.

Capitalish

Capitalish, a video made by Haverford students about four Philadelphia-area worker co-ops for the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (Childspace, Home Care Associates, W/N W/N coffee bar, Alliance Taxi).