Oakland (CA) adopts a resolution in support of the development of worker coops

The Oakland City Council in California adopted a resolution in support of the development of worker cooperatives . The city’s Business Assistance Center will now promote cooperatives as a model and provide information to the community about how to start a cooperative.

Adrionna Fike Mandela, owner of the Mandela Foods Cooperative, was one of the many co-op owners and workers present in support of the resolution. Mandela said cooperatives create dignity in the workplace and offer cheap, high quality products. “We’re creating an environment with our community that feels more beautiful to work with everyday,” she continued.

Source: https://oaklandnorth.net/2015/09/09/oakland-council-votes-to-support-worker-co-ops-100-cameras-campaign/ (15/10/2015)