Cooperative Connection Gets PPE from Appalachia to the Bronx

A home health care cooperative, based in NY, turned to a worker-owned cut and sew cooperative, based in NC, to produce masks for their employees when they were unable to source them elsewhere. The cost of masks and gloves became too high for Cooperative Home Care Associates, the largest worker-owned cooperative in the country. And hospitals and nursing homes were first in line for government assistance securing PPE. The textile cooperative has sent 500 more affordable and reusable masks a week for the home health workers and hopes to double that to 1000 per week soon.

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