Here are a few links to articles on the worker cooperatives started by the nonprofit Women's Action to Gain Economic Security (WAGES) and their Eco-Friendly Cleaning Co-op Network. In early 2010 the network included 85 worker-owners. Also see their news feed.
- Emma’s Eco-Clean, serving the Peninsula since 1999
- Eco-Care Professional Housecleaning, serving the South Bay since 2001
- Natural Home Cleaning Professionals, serving the East Bay since 2003
- Home Green Home Natural Cleaning, serving San Francisco in partnership with WAGES and Seventh Generation since 2009
Here are some articles that have been written about the organization.
- Steve Dubb of The Democracy Collaborative interviews WAGES director Hilary Abell. 2010
- Cooperative Replication at WAGES. By Joel Schoening, 2009
- WAGES & Natural Home Cleaning Co-op Featured in Race, Poverty & the Environment Fall Issue, 2009
- Jane Livingston and Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo of Grassroots Economic Organizing interview Hilary Abell
- WAGES History and Lessons 1995-2000, by Rebecca Bauen
- Create Your Own Workplace: An agenda that puts people first: Jobs, by Layla Aslani, Yes Magazine, 2008
- Seventh Generation Partnership with WAGES and visit to the cooperatives. 2009
- The WAGES Curriculum: Teachers' Guide to Starting Cooperatives in Low Income Communities (zip file), Morris. 180 pages 1998