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NoBAWC is a regional network connected to national and international organizations of worker cooperatives and the world cooperative movement.  Each of these has a wealth of information and resources about worker cooperatives and the movement on their web site.


International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)


International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives (CICOPA)


US Federation of Workers Cooperatives


Democracy at Work Institute                                                                                


Worker Cooperative Regional Networks

NoBAWC is a regional network of worker cooperatives. There are several other U.S. regional networks:

NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC)

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA)

Worker-Owned and Run Cooperative Network of Greater Boston (WORC’N)

Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives (VAWC) (Northampton, MA)

Madison Worker Cooperatives (MADWorC), Madison, WI


Worker Cooperative Conferences

The western and eastern US have biannual worker cooperative conferences:

Worker Cooperative National Conference                                                                                                        

Western Worker Cooperative Conference (WWCC)

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)


VIDEOS ON COOPS FROM JAIJAI NOIRE: 140 videos, with more uploaded regularly, on worker cooperatives and housing cooperatives. Interviews, conference classes and keynote addresses plus videos from cooperative events


Information on the California Cooperative Act (AB816)

Sushil Jacobs Presentation on AB816 for NoBAWC Jan 2016

Information on AB816 at the Sustainable Economies Law Center‘s website:

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