The Newsletter for Democratic Workplaces and Globalization from Below.

April 2007

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Association of Arizmendi Cooperatives
733 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-5779
Developing a mutually-supporting association of cooperative bakeries.

Center for Democratic Solutions
733 Baker Street
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 346-5779
Providing educational, legal, and consulting services to worker cooperatives, primarily those in the San Francisco Bay Area. Maintains a lending library of publications, videos, etc. related to worker cooperatives.

Center for Prosperity
c/o 3232 17th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 824-4373
Help for startups.

Childspace Cooperative Development Inc.
5517 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 842-3050
Non-profit developer of worker cooperative childcare centers.

Coady International Institute
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Provides campus-based and distance education programs aimed at democratization and sustainable community-based development.

ICA Group
One Harvard Street, Suite 200
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 232-8765
Consulting group for development of worker cooperatives.

Industrial Workers of the World, General Headquarters
PO Box 23085
Cincinnati, OH 45223-3085, USA
(513) 591-1905
A union for all workers.

The Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution
P.O. Box 260217
Madison, Wisconsin 53726-0217
(608) 257-1606
The Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution is a non-profit organization rooted in the belief that the American Revolution is a living tradition whose greatest promise is democracy. Our central purpose is to build on the accomplishments of earlier American movements by launching a new stage in the struggle for democracy.

National Center for Employee Ownership
1736 Franklin
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-9461
Non-profit with a focus on ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) as an ownership vehicle.

National Cooperative Bank and NCB Development Corporation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-800-955-9NCB (9622)
Lending, and in limited circumstances, granting to a range of cooperatives, including worker cooperatives.

National Cooperative Business Association/Cooperative Development Foundation
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-6222
National cooperative trade association and foundation serving a range of cooperatives, including worker cooperatives.

National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
136 South Keowee Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 222-6707
Constituted primarily of finance personnel serving agricultural and consumer cooperatives, but with resources relevant to worker cooperatives.

The Network of Bay Area Worker Collectives (NoBAWC)
(415) 974-8985, ext 433
A coalition of worker cooperatives/collectives in the San Francisco Bay Area

Ohio Employee Ownership Center
113 McGilvrey Hall
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
(330) 672-3028
Focus on ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) as an ownership vehicle.

Mondragon Cooperative Corporation
Describes the work of one of the world's largest and most successful worker cooperative networks in the Basque Region.

Ownership Associates
122 Mt. Auburn Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-4600
Ownership Associates provides strategic and technical advice to groups exploring employee ownership and offers extensive "after the transaction" services to shared ownership companies.

Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
349 East 149th Street, Suite 401
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 402-7766
Consulting for and replication of home health care cooperatives.

Southern Appalachian Center for Cooperative Ownership (SACCO)
(828) 232-0632
Consulting for cooperative and employee-owned business.

University of Wisconsin, Center for Cooperatives
University of Wisconsin Madison
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
513 Lowell Hall
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 262-3981
Consulting for and publishing on a range of cooperatives, including worker cooperatives. Maintains a listserv for cooperators from all sectors.

Center for Cooperatives, University of California - Davis is closed. The website can still be accessed by going to

Last updated on April 22, 2007
Website Design update: wmthake

Jim Johnson