The L.A. Co-op Lab is a collective that builds capacity for worker ownership in Los Angeles.
We host a variety of workshops and events where aspiring worker-owners can learn how to start and sustain a cooperative business, together. We are also members of a national peer network of co-op developers as well as Seed Commons, a financial cooperative that is committed to building more distributed ownership and democracy in local economies.
Our aim is to advance worker-ownership as one way to push back against inequality, gentrification, and the gig economy by helping people who are often excluded from good jobs to collectively create their own and meet community needs.