Media

 

Articles:

B The Change: The Many Faces of Employee Ownership: The Skinny on ESOPs, Worker-Owned Co-ops, and Everything in Between (March 31, 2017)

Cooperative Grocer Magazine: Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative Grows in Cincinnati: Apple Street Market and a co-op development vision (January-February 2017)

YES! Magazine: From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives were the answer (January 23, 2017)

New Internationalist: Union co-operatives: what they are and why we need them (January 13, 2017)

WCPO: Community activist works to bring co-op grocery store Apple Street Market to Northside (October 16, 2016)

Cincinnati Magazine: Market Share: The Rise of the Co-op Grocery Store (August 2016)

El Diario Vasco: The United States of America Cooperative Banking Praises the Enterprise Power of Mondragon (July 18, 2016) Original version here.

Patheos: A Saint for a New Socio-Economic Order (May 30, 2016)

The Hill: Cooperating for a Better Tomorrow (May 19, 2016)

Toward Freedom: The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy (April 28, 2016)

Soapbox Media: Xavier conference takes deep dive into local and national co-op movement (April 19, 2016)

Union Advocate: Workers OK first contract, making Wedge first union co-op in Minnesota (April 6, 2016)

Dayton Daily News: Food Co-op Grocery Proposed for West Dayton (April 2, 2016)

City Beat: From All Fronts: Local organizations discuss ways to combat environmental, economic disparities with pioneering group PUSH Buffalo (March 30, 2016)

Truth-out.org: Unions and Cooperatives: How Workers Can Survive and Thrive (February 27, 2016)

Caroline Savery: Union Co-ops present a hopeful model for achieving worker co-op growth (February 9, 2016)

Yes! Magazine: 6 Cities Designing for Health (January 11, 2016)
From Detroit to Edinburgh, these cities are helping residents live more healthful and equitable lives.

Northsider News (vol 2, issue 6): Food Culture – Apple Street Market, Only 300 More Owner Shares Needed! (June 4, 2015)

Cooperative Development Institute: How Cooperative Grocery Stores are Bringing Food Access to Low-Income Neighborhoods (April 24, 2015)

Business Courier: New Grocery Store Planned for Northside (December 31, 2014)

Cincinnati Magazine: Northside’s Apple Street Market Aims for Early 2015 Opening (November 4, 2014)

Soapbox Media: Our Harvest: Growing a New Type of Food Business (September 16, 2014)

Urban Cincy: Apple Street Market Cooperative Hoping to Fill One of Cincinnati’s Food Deserts (August 18, 2014)

Truth-out.org: Will German Workers Declare Independence (June 26, 2014)

City Beat: Seeds of Change: Urban Farming reverses unsustainable practices and cultivates community resources (April 9, 2014)

Seedstock: Worker-owned Co-op Grows Food and Farmer in Cincinnati (April 9, 2014)

Cincinnati Magazine: Garden State (March 27, 2014)

Yes! Magazine: Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business – The steelworkers deal that could turn the rust belt green (March 5, 2013)

Democracy Collaborative (Community-Wealth.org): Infographic highlights the union co-op model, an innovative template for worker-owned businesses (November 6, 2013)

AFL-CIO Blog – Innovation @Work: More than Zucchini (October 29, 2013)

National Cooperative Bank: Laboral Kutxa (the Mondragon Bank) and National Cooperative Bank (NCB) to Partner in Growing Domestic Worker-Owned Cooperatives (September 4, 2013) (Note: CUCI is mentioned in the release!)

Soapbox Media: Union Cooperative Initiative works to build sustainable local jobs (December 11, 2012)

Cincinnati Enquirer : Union co-op group taking root in Cincinnati
College Hill farm is first of several planned worker-owner initiatives to include pipe fitting, manufacturing

Cincinnati Enquirer: “College Hill Farm provides veggies to Cincy State”

Grassroots Economic Organizing: Unions and Worker Co-ops: Working Together Report from the Cincinnati Union Co-ops Symposium 

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC): Leveraging Union Support for Business Growth – The Mondragon USA Model 

MBAxAmerica: Team Harvard: Bringing Fresh Produce to Local “Food Deserts”: Our Harvest and the Urban Farm

WCPO: Cincinnati union co-op Our Harvest grows a national profile from roots in College Hill – Putting people to work, putting produce on tables

United Steelworkers (webpage): “Examples” (of Union Co-ops)

 

Videos

Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (Facebook): 

Starfire Cincy: Andy's Story - Community Supported Agriculture Supporter (June 20, 2016)

Community Change Forum (from William Woods’s YouTube channel): Kristen Barker’s Lecture (April 2016)

Yes! Magazine: What Does It Take to Start a Worker Co-Op? A Practical Video Guide to Democratizing Our Economy (February 10, 2015)
A new film asks whether practicing workplace democracy would be easier if our media gave us as many visions of collaboration as they do of competition?

Apple Street Market (YouTube): Overview Video (December 4, 2014)

United Steelworkers (YouTube): Worker Ownership for the 99% Press Conference (March 26, 2012)

WKRC: Part Two of Newsmakers – Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative (Video)

 

Radio

Cincinnati Edition on WVXU: Cincinnati Co-op Movement (April 6, 2016)

Abundant Community: Sustainable Jobs, Sustainable Local Economy (April 5, 2016)
A Conversation with Michael Peck, North American Delegate of Mondragon and Kristen Barker, CUCI Co-Founder & President about how co-operatives are emerging as powerful forces of change and the role citizen-workers have in bringing new opportunities and family-sustaining jobs to local neighborhoods.

The Union Edge: Why the Worker Owned Co-op Movement is Growing (November 5, 2015) A 20-minute intro to union co-ops and our work to-date.

KSVR Studios – We Do the Work (Skagit Valley Radio): Interview of Kristen Barker on CUCI (July 1, 2014)