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No funding? No problem, for Baltimore’s co-ops

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor profiles the pandemic strategy of three Baltimore businesses: Red Emma’s, Taharka Bros, and Joe Squared. These worker co-ops survived the pandemic by…

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Co-ops are democratizing the food chain

Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a…

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A business without bosses

ChiFresh Kitchen, located in Chicago, is owned and operated by formerly incarcerated women of color. Launched just as the pandemic hit, its five worker-owners mobilized…

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The forgotten worker

Homecare is an essential service, yet many workers lacked PPE during the pandemic, emblematic of the industry’s poor treatment. Co-ops are showing it doesn’t have…

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Worker cooperatives prove your job doesn’t have to be hell

Is there really a “worker shortage,” or are frontline workers just tired of risking their lives for substandard pay, protections, and benefits? During the COVID-19…

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