Brightly was established as a cleaning cooperative by grantee partner Center for Family Life (CFL), a nonprofit social services organization in Brooklyn that incubates worker cooperatives. This is one of 21 worker co-ops that CFL has organized. She adds, “Eighty-seven percent of its co-op member-owners are immigrants; 85 percent are women. On average, members of these cooperatives earn over $18 an hour. They also share in annual profits, benefit from labor protections, and develop leadership skills.”
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