Worker cooperatives can thrive in a number of cottage industries, from communal living scenarios to neighborhood banking (credit unions). Those are a couple of working examples found in Buffalo. But the co-op model can be applied to scores of different types of businesses. Co-ops put the power of the operation into the people’s hands, giving members the ability to control the future of any given business (one worker, one vote). Unfortunately, somewhere along the line, co-ops dropped by the wayside in Buffalo… but now there is a concerted effort underway to rekindle that flame thanks to a new partnership between Cooperation Buffalo and PUSH Buffalo.