Cooperative Dirty Laundry: Evergreen and the Dangers of Joining With “Non-profits”

In the spirit of maintaining a sympathetic but critical appreciation of cooperatives operating under capitalism, this article criticizes, not the worker owners of Evergreen, but the organizations they “partnered with”. In an effort to “grow the business” these partners reduced the number of workers as well as the working conditions of workers

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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