A Yard and a Half Landscaping employees bought the business from a retiring founder. Now it’s a thriving worker cooperative in Boston.

Harvest needs your help! Do you believe in the power of a community-ownership; of local, natural and organic food; of the cooperative model? Harvest Co-op Markets, Greater Boston’s largest consumer owned grocery store, is looking to hire a membership organizer to coordinate two major campaigns this summer.

A staple of the Athens community, Casa serves as an example of how worker-owned businesses can operate smoothly.

 

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At a stately home in South Yorkshire, a newly-affiliated group of tech firms are meeting for the first time. They’re a 25-minute drive from Sheffield, skirting the borders of the Peak District, inside a grand house surrounded by a well-manicured estate. Bulbous topiary hedges guard the house’s entrance.

Striking union workers expect to return to work Tuesday after ratifying a tentative agreement reached with the New Hampshire Electric Co-op.

“The strike is over at the NH Electric Cooperative,” said a Facebook post by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1837.

The 3 1/2-year pact, which workers ratified Thursday, still needs approval from the NHEC board of directors, which is expected early next week, the company said.

Data shared by the Center for Family Life (CFL) helps paint a portrait of worker-owners. Worker co-ops employ a group in Sunset Park that, on average, faces a number of socio-economic obstacles, risks, and hurdles. Of the worker-owners who responded to the CFL survey questions, the overwhelming majority (83%) is female. 89% percent of respondents define themselves as Hispanic, with 76% of respondents listing Spanish as their native language and 49% identifying as bilingual.

The Cleveland Clinic laundry operation has long been a crown jewel coveted by Evergreen Cooperative Laundry, which along with Evergreen Growers and Evergreen Energy Solutions makes up Evergreen Cooperatives, a nine-year old employee-owned company.

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