Please sign up and donate to founding our non-profit WORCS

Please sign up and donate to founding our non-profit WORCS

WORCS was founded 10 years ago to help create worker cooperatives and the driving force behind a lot of cooperative efforts in Southern California. Our organization is small but it is growing!

Please sign up on our micro-donation page

We have a scale between $5/mo and $20/mo

The consistency on the donations will help us establish a financial track record that will allow us to qualify for grant monies and bank loans to help create more worker cooperatives and educate the public. https://www.worcsusa.org/donate-1

Please like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/worcsusa

We are in the middle of restructuring our organization as the interest and need for economic alternatives are reaching levels none of us collectively have ever seen in our own lifetimes. WORCS is organizing this effort out of pocket to increase the amount of democratically owned and operated enterprises existing in the American SouthWest.

Arizmendi Bakery:

We currently have a study group that is now in direct talks with the lead cooperative developer, Tim Huet, of the Arizmendi Cooperative which has 5 Bakeries, a construction cooperative, and a Cheese Board cooperative. We are making major headway with this effort to bring this awesome Bakery.

Seed Meetings:

We do seed meetings to different groups around Southern California to explain that worker cooperatives may be an option they never have considered. We most recently had a meeting with 20 workers and the owner of a Cabin Resort near Lake Arrowhead to convert the business into a worker cooperative and the workers are now forming an exploratory committee. This serves as a catalyst sometimes by just simply conveying ideas in a very simple and clear way.

Here are some examples of our work in the city of Santa Ana that is helping the worker cooperative movement. Santa Ana passed ordinanced to help worker cooperative development. https://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/01/santa-ana-is-first-orange-county-city-to-formally-support-worker-cooperatives/ https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-worker-cooperatives-20160817-snap-story.html

We also have similar work in Las Vegas we are currently retrieving from years past where we generated work that influenced city officials.

Videography:

WORCS is forming a consortium with Social Tap Cooperative which is a worker cooperative based in the OC/Long Beach area. They have a season of episodes interviewing cooperatives around the United States. We are also in talks about getting a podcast going that talks about cooperatives and economic alternatives. There are also going to do some promotional videos.

Shop.coop

We will have this website up in a limited capacity this month. This is an e-commerce website that will sell things sourced only from cooperatives, mainly worker cooperatives. We are waiting to see for things to get more logical(economically) but we have about ten worker cooperatives so far we are going to purchase ranging from board games, gardening equipment, coffee, tea, different nut butters, merchandise, and more. This will help exist cooperatives have a new outlet to sell their products

Please sign up on our micro-donation page

We have a scale between $5/mo and $20/mo

The consistency on the donations will help us establish a financial track record that will allow us to qualify for grant monies and bank loans to help create more worker cooperatives and educate the public.

https://www.worcsusa.org/donate-1

In Solidarity,
Lisabeth Ryder
lisryder

510-326-2644

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed citizens to change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has." –Margaret Mead"

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