Ria Lancaster on the Unionized Platform Cooperative NursesCan

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Platform Cooperativism 2016 video of presentation via https://livestream.com/internetsociety/platformcoop2016/videos/141639935

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Platform Co-op Showcase 7 - NursesCan:

"(10 mins) Ria Lancaster, NursesCan -- Ria and her co-owners founded the cooperative in 2016 with the support of the Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers West. The purpose of the cooperative is to provide high quality jobs where LVNs can use their full set of skills and training, which is increasingly difficult in a hospital setting. As hospitals and clinics increase the amount of care they provide outside of the institutional setting, however, there is a market for LVNs to secure meaningful, dignified work by contracting with these institutions for home health services. The cooperative has started delivering on its first contract with a clinic system in south Los Angeles, and is currently in conversation with other potential institutional clients."