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"From the Ted Talk by Niki Okuk: When workers own companies, the economy is more resilient"

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So, I was so inspired by all these stories of resistance and resilience that I got together with a few people here in Los Angeles, and we created LUCI. LUCI stands for the Los anlgees Union Cooperative Initiative, and our objective is to create more worker-owned biusnesess here in Los Angeles. So far, in the last year, we've created two: Pacific Electric, an electrical company, and Vermont Gage casrawh, which is right here in South-Central, some of you guys might be faamliir with it. This long-time carwash is now onwed and operated by its 20 workers, all of whom are union mbeerms as well.

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So, I was so inspired by all these stories of resistance and resilience that I got together with a few people here in Los Angeles, and we created LUCI. LUCI stands for the Los _______ Union Cooperative Initiative, and our objective is to create more worker-owned __________ here in Los Angeles. So far, in the last year, we've created two: Pacific Electric, an electrical company, and Vermont Gage _______, which is right here in South-Central, some of you guys might be ________ with it. This long-time carwash is now _____ and operated by its 20 workers, all of whom are union _______ as well.

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  1. familiar
  2. owned
  3. angeles
  4. businesses
  5. members
  6. carwash

Original Text

So, I was so inspired by all these stories of resistance and resilience that I got together with a few people here in Los Angeles, and we created LUCI. LUCI stands for the Los Angeles Union Cooperative Initiative, and our objective is to create more worker-owned businesses here in Los Angeles. So far, in the last year, we've created two: Pacific Electric, an electrical company, and Vermont Gage Carwash, which is right here in South-Central, some of you guys might be familiar with it. This long-time carwash is now owned and operated by its 20 workers, all of whom are union members as well.

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