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THE PRINCIPLE OF GOOD WORK

PUTTING LABOR BEFORE CAPITAL

The worker- centered economy of Cooperative Home Care Associates

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Work, properly conducted in conditions of human dignity and freedom, blesses those who do it and equally their products.

—E. F. SCHUMACHER

“I never knew how many case hours they would give me each week, and I never had enough hours to make a decent paycheck. They gave me no health insurance, and no benefits.” That’s how Octaviea Martin, the mother of two young children, described conditions at the Bronx- based agency where she worked for four years as a home health aide, caring for the disabled and elderly. Her experience ...

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