Why Shop Co-op?

The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives, or NoBAWC, is a grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. NoBAWC is comprised primarily of worker cooperatives.

2019 NoBAWC Membership Application

A worker cooperative is an enterprise that produces goods, distributes goods and/or provides services and is owned and controlled by its worker-owners. Ownership of a worker cooperative is vested solely with the worker-owners on an equal basis. Moreover, worker-owners control the resources of the cooperative and the work process. Each worker-owner has equal decision-making power and ultimate authority rests with the worker-owners as a whole. Worker control can be exercised directly or indirectly by worker-owners. If exercised indirectly, members of representative decision-making bodies (e.g. a Board of Directors) must be elected by the worker-owners and be subject to removal by the worker-owners.

In addition to worker cooperatives, NoBAWC includes many Bay Area workplaces that incorporate democratic principles even though they do not satisfy the above definition of a worker cooperative. These include workplaces in transition toward becoming worker cooperatives and those that are democratically run but not worker owned. This latter category includes consumer cooperatives and non-profits that are democratically run by their staffs.

NoBAWC is comprised of small and medium-sized workplaces employing from a few to over 200 workers, representing diverse industries and sectors of the economy. Although all are democratic, their legal and organizational structures vary. Most are for profit while some are non-profit, most provide a living for their workers while some are volunteer-run and many utilize direct democracy while others use both direct and representational structures. A number of these workplaces have been operating successfully for many years, with some celebrating more than 30 years in business.

Local Worker-Owned Co-ops

Member: Sun, Light, and Power
Address: 1035 Folger Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA
Phone: 510.845.2997
Email: marketing@sunlightandpower.com
Website: https://sunlightandpower.com/
Member: Liberated Lens Film Collective
Address: 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Website: www.liberatedlens.org
Member: East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative
Address: 1428 Franklin St. Oakland CA 94612
Website: https://ebprec.org/
Member: Pilates in Common
Address: 3150 18th St Ste 276 San Francisco, CA 94110
Member: Sarana Acupuncture
Address: 970 San Pablo Ave, Albany CA 94706
Phone: 510-526-5056
Website: www.saranaca.org
Member: UXO Architects
Address: 1729 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612
Email: info@uxouxouxo.com
Website: http://uxouxouxo.com/office
Member: Wild Swans Publishing Cooperative
Address: 1569 SOLANO AVENUE UNIT 535, BERKELEY CA 94707
Phone: 510-883-9820
Website: https://www.wildswanspublishing.coop
Member: Root Volume
Address: 1201 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Suite 200 Oakland, CA 94612
Email: info@rootvolume.com
Website: www.rootvolume.com
Member: Sustainable Economics Law Center
Address: 2323 Broadway Ste. 203 Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 398-6219
Email: communications@theselc.org
Website: https://www.theselc.org/
Member: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Address: 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 227-7027
Email: info@uptimabootcamp.com
Website: https://uptimabootcamp.com
Member: Three Stone Hearth
Address: 1581 University Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA
Phone: 510-981-1334
Email: info@threestonehearth.com
Website: http://www.threestonehearth.com/
Member: The Stud Bar
Address: 399 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: (415) 863-6623
Email: info@studsf.com
Website: https://www.studsf.com/
Member: The Lei Company
Address: 6609 Bancroft Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: 510.519.6013
Email: tiffany@theleicompany.com
Website: www.theleicompany.com
Member: TechCollective
Address: 101 California St, Suite 2710, San Francisco
Website: https://techcollective.com/sanfrancisco
Member: Teamworks Cleaning
Address: 1159 Sonora Court, Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Phone: 650.940.9773
Email: cleaning@teamworks.coop
Website: https://www.teamworks.coop/
Member: Suigetsukan Martial Arts School
Address: 103 International Blvd, Oakland
Phone: (510) 452-3941
Email: suigetsukandojo@gmail.com
Website: https://suigetsukan.org/
Member: SF Green Cab
Address: 2940 16th Street, #313, San Francisco
Email: greencab@greencabsf.com
Website: http://greencabsf.com
Member: SF Community Land Trust
Address: 44 Page Street, Suite #401, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 399-0943
Email: info@sfclt.org
Website: https://sfclt.org/
Member: Sarana Community Acupuncture
Address: 970 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 526-5056
Email: sarana.acu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.saranaca.org/
Member: San Francisco Mime Troupe
Address: 855 Treat Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: 415-285-1717
Email: info@sfmt.org
Website: http://www.sfmt.org/
Member: Rich City Rides
Address: 1500 Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 900-1799
Email: info@richcityrides.org
Website: https://www.richcityrides.org/
Member: Reflex Design Collective
Address: 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA, USA
Email: info@reflexdesigncollective.com
Website: https://www.reflexdesigncollective.com/
Member: Red Hen Collective
Address: 2323 Broadway, Oakland
Email: coop@redhencollective.com
Website: https://www.redhencollective.com/
Member: Professional Eco-Cleaning
Address: 22131 Mission Blvd., #6, Hayward
Email: professional.eco.cleaning@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/professional-eco-cleaning
Member: Pangea Legal Services, SF
Address: 350 Sansome St, Suite 650, San Francisco
Phone: (415) 254-0475
Website: https://www.pangealegal.org/
Member: Other Avenues Food Coop
Address: 3930 Judah St., San Francisco
Phone: (415) 661-7475
Email: info@otheravenues.coop
Website: https://www.otheravenues.coop/
Member: Omni Commons
Address: 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland
Email: info@omnicommons.org
Website: https://omnicommons.org/
Member: Niles Pie
Address: 32990 Alvarado-Niles Road, suite 960, Union City
Phone: 1 510-324-4743
Email: sales@nilespie.com
Website: https://www.nilespie.com/
Member: Missing Link Cooperative
Address: 1988 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
Phone: 510-843-7471
Email: workers@missinglink.org
Website: https://www.missinglink.org/
Member: Mariposa Gardening
Address: 1625 16th Street, Oakland
Email: gardencare@mariposagardening.com
Website: http://www.mariposagardening.com
Member: Loconomics
Address: 3150 18th Street #208, SF
Phone: (415) 735-6025
Website: https://loconomics.com/
Member: LIFT Economy
Address: 1388 Haight St. #107, San Francisco
Website: https://www.lifteconomy.com/
Member: Liberated Lens film collective
Address: 4799 Shattuck Ave,Oakland
Email: info@omnicommons.org
Website: https://omnicommons.org/
Member: La Colectiva
Address: 3358 Cesar Chavez St., San Francisco
Phone: 1 415-252-5375
Website: http://www.sfdaylabor.org/
Member: Juice Bar Collective
Address: 2114 Vine St, Berkeley
Website: http://www.juicebarcollective.com/
Member: Home Green Home
Address: 2301 Mission St., Ste 201B, San Francisco
Email: manager@homegreenhomesf.com
Website: http://www.homegreenhomesf.com/
Member: Heartwood Cooperative
Address: 2547 8th St., #27, Berkeley
Email: info@heartwood.coop
Website: https://heartwood.coop/
Member: Hasta Muerte
Address: 2701 Fruitvale Ave Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: 510 689 2922
Email: hastamuertecoffee@gmail.com
Website: http://www.hastamuertecoffee.com/
Member: Green & Clean Professional Housecleaning
Address: 1895 Susan Lane, Ste G,Pleasant Hill
Phone: (925) 322-0944
Email: info@greencleaningcontracosta.com
Website: http://www.greencleaningcontracosta.com/
Member: Emma's Eco Clean
Address: 1155 Broadway Street Ste 129 Redwood City, CA
Phone: (650) 261-1788
Website: https://www.emmasecoclean.com/sites/us/ca/redwood-city/emmasecoclean-78098/web/Home.htm
Member: Embodiment Arts Collective
Address: 2145 19th Ave. Suite 205, San Francisco, CA
Phone: (628) 400-2569
Email: embodiedsf@gmail.com
Website: https://www.embodiedsf.com/
Member: Drought Smart Cooperative
Address: 2974 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510 867-9551
Email: droughtsmart@gmail.com
Website: http://www.droughtsmart.net/
Member: DIG Cooperative
Address: 5410 Dover St, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 560-4865
Email: info@dig.coop
Website: http://www.dig.coop/
Member: Design Action Collective
Address: 1730 Franklin Street #103 Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 452-1912
Email: info@designaction.org
Website: http://www.designaction.org/
Member: Cycles of Change/The Bikery
Address: 1246 23rd Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: 510-842-1006
Email: thebikery@cyclesofchange.org
Website: https://www.cyclesofchange.org/
Member: Counter Culture
Address: Omni Oakland Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA
Email: info@counterculturelabs.org
Website: https://www.counterculturelabs.org
Member: Community Printers
Address: 1827 Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 426-4682
Website: http://www.comprinters.com/
Member: Community Network Solutions
Address: 1714 Franklin St #100-137, Oakland
Phone: 510-238-4456
Website: https://www.comnetsolutions.org/
Member: Co-Risk Labs
Address: 280 Lee St #101 Oakland
Email: info@co-risk.org
Website: http://co-risk.org/
Member: COLAB Cooperative
Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd Oakland, CA 94605
Phone: (888) 426-5996
Email: hello@colab.coop
Website: https://colab.coop/
Member: City Arts Gallery
Address: 828 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: 415-970-9900
Email: cityartgallery@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cityartgallery.org
Member: C.L.A.R.O.
Address: 1376 N. 4TH STREET, SUITE 101 SAN JOSE, CA 95112
Phone: 408-460-2999
Website: http://www.humanagenda.net/
Member: Box Dog Bikes
Address: 494 14th St, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: (415) 431-9627
Website: https://www.boxdogbikes.com/
Member: Biofuel Oasis
Address: 1441 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 665-5509
Email: biofueloasis@gmail.com
Website: https://biofueloasis.com/
Member: Bike Kitchen
Address: 650h Florida Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: 415 - 506 - RIDE ( 7433 )
Email: info@bikekitchen.org
Website: http://bikekitchen.org/
Member: Berkeley Massage and Self Healing Center
Address: 1656 University Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 843-4422
Email: bmshc@sbcglobal.net
Website: https://www.berkeleymassage.com
Member: Arizmendi Valencia
Address: 1268 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, USA
Website: http://www.arizmendi-bakery.org/
Member: Arizmendi Lakeshore
Address: 3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA, USA
Website: http://www.arizmendi-bakery.org/
Member: Arizmendi Emeryville
Address: 4301 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA, USA
Website: http://www.arizmendi-bakery.org/
Member: Arizmendi Association
Address: 1201 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA, USA
Website: http://www.arizmendi-bakery.org/
Member: Berkeley Free Clinic
Address: 2339 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, USA
Phone: (510) 548-2570
Email: info@berkeleyfreeclinic.org
Website: http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/
Member: Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
Address: 1305 Franklin St, Oakland, CA, USA
Phone: 510-267-1808
Email: info@bayareagirlsrockcamp.org
Website: https://www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org/
Member: Arizmendi 9th Avenue
Address: 1331 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA
Website: http://www.arizmendi-bakery.org/
Member: AORTA Inc.
Address: 1729 Oregon Street, Berkeley, CA, USA
Email: info@aorta.coop
Website: http://aorta.coop/
Member: Alvarado Street Bakery
Address: 2225 S McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA, USA
Phone: (707) 789-6700
Email: info@alvaradostreetbakery.com
Website: https://www.alvaradostreetbakery.com/
Member: Alchemy Collective
Address: 1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA, USA
Email: alchemycollectivecafe@gmail.com
Website: http://www.alchemycollectivecafe.com/
Member: Adobe Books
Address: 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: 415 864 3936
Email: hello@adobebookshop.com
Website: http://www.adobebooks.com
Member: A Slice of New York Pizza, Sunnyvale
Address: 1253 W El Camino Real D, Sunnyvale
Phone: (650)-938-6969
Email: info@asliceofny.com
Website: http://asliceofny.com/
Member: A Slice of New York
Address: 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
Phone: 408-247-5423
Email: info@asliceofny.com
Website: http://asliceofny.com/
Member: The Cheeseboard Collective
Address: 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 549-3183
Website: http://cheeseboardcollective.coop/
Member: Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
Address: 1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 863-0620
Website: http://www.rainbow.coop/
Member: Electric Embers Cooperative
Address: 733 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (800) 843-6197
Website: http://electricembers.net/
Member: Mandela Grocery Cooperative
Address: 1430 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 452-1133
Website: http://www.mandelafoods.com/

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