A worker-owned cooperative is a business entity that is owned and controlled by the people who work in it. These cooperatives uphold the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, and solidarity. Each worker-owner invests equally in the business and has an equivalent voice in all decisions made.
In a worker cooperative, workers have an immediate stake in their local environment, as well as the power to do business in a way that directly benefits the community. We believe that using a cooperative business structure is an integral part of larger movements for economic justice, social change, and ultimately, a more sustainable world.
For more information, check out the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives.