Coops, Organizations & Associations



The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives: http://www.usworker.coop

California Center for Cooperative Development: http://www.cccd.coop/ http://cccd.coop/publications/general_resources/worker_resources

The Labor Council of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives: http://unioncoops.wikispaces.com

National Cooperative Business Association: http://www.ncba.coop/

Arizmendi Association of Bakeries: http://arizmendi.coop/http://arizmendibakery.com/http://arizmendi-bakery.com/http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/

Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperativeshttp://nobawc.org/

UC Cooperative Extensionhttp://sfp.ucdavis.edu/cooperatives/whatis.html

Mondragón Cooperative Corporation:
http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/language/en-US/ENG.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation

The Co-operative Group: http://www.co-operative.coop/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Co-operative_Group


International Cooperative Alliance for the Americas:http://www.aciamericas.coop/?lang=en

International Cooperative Alliance (Worldwide):http://www.ica.coop/al-ica/

Global 300 and Developing 300 database (not just Worker Cooperatives): http://www.global300.coop/Default.aspx
http://www.global300.coop/Global300List.aspx
http://www.global300.coop/Developing300List.aspx

American Worker Cooperatives: http://american.coop/ Fabulous Resource!

UC Davis Co-op Extension: http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/cooperatives

Online Resources on Forming a Worker Coop


How to start a worker cooperative http://www.usworker.coop/education

Steps to starting a worker cooperative: http://cccd.coop/files/Steps%20to%20Starting%20a%20Worker%20Coop.pdf
http://sfp.ucdavis.edu/cooperatives/

TEN STEPS TO STARTING A BUSINESShttp://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-steps-starting-business


Articles


The Evergreen Coop Model (GEO Article): http://www.geo.coop/node/515
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The Economist
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Evergreen Cooperative initiative
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Apollo Alliance LOW
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The Nation


RICHMOND COOPERATIVE LOAN FUND

http://richmondcooploans.net/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhY_UTwpatk&feature=youtu.be

WITH THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND CA

Films & Videos


Niki Okuk TED Talk: //Fire the Boss//

https://www.ted.com/talks/niki_okuk_when_workers_own_companies_the_economy_is_more_resilient

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3h9I4vcX00


TED Talk Ted Howard Evergreen Cooperatives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlm0WFglgA8


WE THE OWNERS (film trailer)
http://www.wetheowners.com/the-film.html

SHIFT CHANGE (the film)
http://shiftchange.org/

THE TAKE - The story of Argentina's occupied and recovered workplaces http://thetake.org/
Watch online: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-take/


WATCH THE MOVIE: INSIDE JOB
http://vimeo.com/54817244

The Mondragon Experiment: 1980 BBC Documentary on Mondragon


Think Outside the Boss Workshop:
part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC1X27kQIlw
part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9xgIfAuKLU&feature=channel&list=UL
part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUtqkR916HA&feature=relmfu
part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8YSenNoKIU&feature=relmfu
part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcXMy5GL8dE&feature=relmfu
part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUBrxzNXdk&feature=relmfu
part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fftVaamCof4&feature=relmfu


THIS WAY OUT video - A Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative from Mighty Small Films: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0g4Z8hhqDg&feature=youtu.be


Evergreen Project in Cleveland Evergreen video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt_ZHUDhKjs

TEDx Talk on the Cleveland model:
http://tedxcle.com/talks/2011/ted_howard.html


TEDx Talk -- Andrew Stachiw and Brian Van Slyke: Corporations Cause the Problems, Cooperatives Create the Solutions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFtt1_Kf9wc&utm_source=buffer&buffer_share=c0144

"24/7 Democracy: Living AND Working Coop" trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/JJNoire

Italy's Emilia Romagna RegionJohn Restakis, Exec Dir of British Columbia Cooperative Assn's talk on the Emilia Romagna coop region in May: http://youtu.be/bPpLaLcqz7E
http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/info/bologna.html
http://auspace.athabascau.ca/bitstream/2149/1111/1/Emilia_Romagna_Model.pdf

Occupy Wall Street started one back in November called Occucopy and both Occupy San Francisco and Occupy OC are setting up credit unions. http://occucopy.org/, http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150393701330817.352124.171020735816&type=3, http://peoplesreserve.com/, http://www.occupyfcu.org/



Miscellaneous


Cooperative Teach-Inhttp://teach-in.coop/

Tool Box for Educationhttp://toolboxfored.org/

Survey, statistics, charts, etc...(Canadian) - not just worker cooperativeshttp://images.huffingtonpost.com/2011-11-15-BALTAA11ReportBCCoopSurvival.pdf

UN Year of Cooperativeshttp://social.un.org/coopsyear/

The cooperative economic of Italy's Emilia-Romagna holds a lesson for the U.S., In Bologna, Small is Beautiful by Robert Fitch