Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream, on May 20, 10:30 am Eastern, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Dr. Lisabeth Ryder, founder of WORCS: Worker Ownership Resources and Cooperative Services. Vernon and Lisabeth continue with Part II of their discussion on worker ownership resources and services provided by WORCS.
Dr. Lisabeth Ryder has been a mechanic, small business owner, university teacher and anthropologist, plus a database analyst and computer programmer. She has also been a life-long social justice, environmental and human rights activist, who has been involved in both community and political organizing. She has worked for organized labor over two decades, having worked for both SEIU and AFSCME. She has been involved in cooperatives since the early 1970’s.
Dr. Ryder is co-founder and co-owner of LUCI LLC, a developer and incubator of worker cooperatives in Southern California, and co-chairs the Union Co-op Council for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.