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December 1, 2010

house cleaning co-ops

Yesterday, the Tufts Community Research Center, of which I'm a member, gave an honorable mention award to the Brazilian Women's Group. Faculty from Tufts and community leaders have described this group's co-op project in a research article that they wrote together. The co-op is a business that provides house-cleaning services, with fair wages and benefits for the workers and green cleaning products. It has proved a successful model locally, and I see huge potential for workers' co-ops in the cleaning business. The Brazilian Women's Group also provides a clinic, education, legal services, and lobbying--a mix of functions that is typical in the nonprofit sector and highly productive.

December 1, 2010 4:33 PM | category: none



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