Worker Cooperatives Are More than Just Hippie Bakeries: Two Domestic Care Coops in New York

Unfortunately, most people think of worker coops as a kind of born-again vestige of the hippie movement for white people. This article shows how coops are just as adaptable to raising the standards for low wage domestic care work. Sadly, it takes a news source outside the United States to write about real events within it.

Read more in Al Jazeera

[Lene Bech Sillesen/Al Jazeera]

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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