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Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) is a non-profit that partners with individuals and organizations to create worker-owned businesses that sustain families. CUCI emerged from the historic partnership between Mondragon, the world’s most successful network of worker-cooperatives, and the United Steelworkers in October of 2009. Here in Cincinnati, like so many other parts of this country, the need to create jobs is paramount. Families and neighborhoods across our region are struggling with high rates of long-term unemployment. For these individuals, solutions offered by public and private sectors are scarce and inadequate. These workers and the families and communities they support need and deserve not just a job, but a career path that provides a family sustaining wage, benefits, essential training, and effectively diminishes barriers to long-term employment. Learn about the recent initiatives that CUCI has been working on in the community! website: https://www.cincinnatiunioncoop.org/


Cincy Cleaning Co

Cincy Cleaning Co - Oct 11, 2019

Business incorporation, insurance, initial training, and working capital for a residential cleaning co-op in Cincinnati, OH.

Cincinnati, United States
October 11, 2019
US $15,000.00


Startup Loan #2

Four months of Director’s Salary and benefits, marketing, insurance, taxes, and accounting professional services for family recruitment and administration of services..

Cincinnati, United States
October 18, 2019
US $20,000.00


Equipment purchase loan

Loan to purchase injection foam equipment, opening inventory, Vacuum Set, and Mold Remediation Equipment which will increase revenue by 138K and net income of 51K allowing Sustainergy to raise wages, provide healthcare, and access two new markets that customers are requesting.

Cincinnati, United States
March 9, 2018
US $32,500.00

A Touch of TLC Senior Home Care Services, LLC

Worker Owner Share #3

Financing worker's membership share to help cooperative's cash flow and start up expenses

Cincinnati, United States
October 5, 2020
US $1,000.00

Our Harvest

Worker-owner buy-in #2

Financing worker's membership share to help cooperative's cash flow

Cincinnati, United States
October 26, 2018
US $2,136.00