Join the PCOC! Cooperatives have been a part of the Pittsburgh economy for nearly 200 years! Read this brief history of cooperatives in Pittsburgh. If you want a more comprehensive look, here’s an excerpt from “For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperatives, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America”, by John Curl, with a foreword by Ishmael Reed. You have to love the cover photo! Join the PCOC!