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Unions and Worker Co-ops: Why Economic Justice Requires Collaboration

Rebecca Lurie Non Profit Quarterly
Unions and worker co-ops have different strengths and strategies for achieving worker justice. We need more of each, and more collaboration between the two. A new toolkit gives tips and highlights seven case studies of collaborations.


Republic Windows ex-CEO gets 4 years in prison

Steve Schmadeke Chicago Tribune
Five years ago the workers at Republic Windows sat-in to demand the boss pay them their vacation and severance pay. Today, the former owner of Republic Windows was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing the workers money. Since then, the workers, members of the United Electrical Workers Union, have formed a workers owned co-op, New Era Windows.
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