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News from the US Worker Co-op Sector

Carpenter Todd Hindmarsh, of Oakland, with the Arizmendi Bakery cooperative’s new construction business, works at a construction site in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, May 23, 2019. The cooperative bakery, with locations in San Francisco, the East Bay and San Rafael, decided to take the red hot housing market head on by launching a new cooperative construction business. (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)

Truthout’s Brian Van Slyke explores how business successions are a key source of the recent increase in American worker co-ops. In another Truthout piece, Robert R. Raymond, explores how “the American Dream” of immigrants is making a comeback thanks to worker co-ops. And Erin Baldassari of the Mercury News explores how Arizmendi, a California association of worker cooperatives best known for its bakeries, is addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.