Episode 7: The Plague of Worker Expendability with Sabiha Basrai and Ricardo Nuñez

Published: May 14 2020

In this episode, we speak with guests Sabiha Basrai and Ricardo Nuñez about the plague of worker expendability in our current economy, and how worker owned-cooperatives are the cure. The coronavirus has only put into starker relief a problem we have always had--that the lives and well-being of many workers are considered disposable by the CEOs and shareholders of their employing corporations. So, how do worker-owned cooperatives give workers shared opportunity, rewarding careers, and the ability to make a living without cutthroat competition with each other? And how, in practical and legal terms, can folks start a cooperative for themselves?

Host and Editor: L.M. Bogad: www.lmbogad.com

Music: Jason Montero https://m.soundcloud.com/jamoja, and by my other friend named Jay

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clip art from nicepng.com

Resources and organizations mentioned in this episode:

Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives https://nobawc.org/

US Federation of Worker Cooperatives https://www.usworker.coop/home/

Center for Story-based Strategy and the 4th box thought exercise: https://www.storybasedstrategy.org/tools-and-resources


Sustainable Economies Law Center https://www.theselc.org/


California’s Law Office Study Program LikeLincoln.org

Democracy at Work Institute https://institute.coop/

Project Equity https://www.project-equity.org/