Cooperative workers tell their stories, along the way answering questions like: How is the day-to-day in a co-op? How did you get started? How did you find others to start something with? Did you get initial funding? How do you make decisions? How does it compare to non-cooperative work? What challenges have you faced?
Alfredo Lopez on May First Movement Technology
Alfredo Lopez talks about May First, its origins, vision, and inner workings.
Micky Metts on Agaric
Micky Metts talks about cooperativism, free software, and life and work at Agaric, a Boston-based web development cooperative.
Angi Urban on Bike Co-ops
Bike mechanic Angi Urban talks about her experiences in bike co-ops in the US and Mexico.
Zee Spencer on Cohere and Zinc Collective
Zee Spencer is a software engineer and member of Cohere, a cooperative software consultancy, and Zinc Collective, a software development collective. He talks about his journey to cooperativism, his thoughts on decision-making, fundraising (or not!), and the importance of meeting people where they're at.
Introduction and Welcome
Welcome to Real Co-op Stories.