Recommended Reading on Cooperatives from [email protected]

October has been a nationally recognized month of co-op celebration since 1964. Minnesota was the first state to recognize this month in 1948. To this day, more people are beginning to understand worker cooperatives are an essential tool to create an equitable, democratic society.

Check out our [email protected] Recommended Reading list on Cooperatives. If you’re looking for a new read, you can support Democracy at Work and independent bookstores by purchasing one here! is “an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.” By design they “give away over 75% of [their] profit margin to stores, publications, authors and others who make up the thriving, inspirational culture around books.”

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“If you don't have democracy at the workplace, you don't have it where most adults spend most of their lives, and therefore, you are not a democratic society” - Richard Wolff

Our mission is to continue to analyze capitalism critically as a systemic problem and advocate for democratizing workplaces as part of a systemic solution. By purchasing a book from this reading list on cooperatives, you will be supporting our programs and continuing your own learning as well!

Thanks for celebrating national co-op month with us.

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  • Eric Halvarson
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