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Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time

A short, practical guide for those considering worker owned cooperatives, made by GRITtv & TESA, the Toolbox for Education and Social Action. Featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA); New Era Windows; and more. Educational kits for use with the doc are available at:

Democracy in the Workplace: All About Collectives

Three worker-owned businesses show what it’s like to work collectively, manage a business and deal with problems in a truly democratic way. The Cheeseboard Bakery and Cheese Shop with 18 workers, Rainbow Grocery with 150 workers, and Inkworks Press with 18 members, all located in the San Francisco Bay Area,

The Emilia Romagna Cooperatives in Italy

John Restakis, Executive Director of the British Columbia Cooperative Association, discusses how these cooperatives have succeeded in building a powerful, autonomous cooperative economy alongside an advanced capitalist economy. The Emilian Model also demonstrates how cooperation supports the success of small firms and enables them to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Taped at the California Cooperative Conference in Oakland CA May 4, 2012 at the First Unitarian Church.