Deb Olson facilitated a Worker Co-op Development workshop at the New Work New Culture conference in Detroit on 10-19-14. Deb provided an overview on all types of co-ops and worker ownership, and an update on the projects of the Center for Community Based Enterprise in the power point "Strategies for Community Wealth Building through Cooperation" as background for a focus on union worker co-ops. The other panelists were Kristen Barker and Phil Amadon, who spoke about the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative, and Chris Michalakis from UFCW Local 876 who explained the Local’s participation in Community Growth Partners, a non—profit which is developing a worker owned grocery store chain in metro Detroit through conversion of existing independent groceries. Their goal is creation of a unionized, worker owned grocery chain in Detroit providing the best locally-sourced food.