Worker-Owned Cooperatives

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Description

"Worker-owned Cooperatives: these businesses can implement democratic decision-making and equitable pay scales, as well as being responsive to the needs and values of the workers, consumers, and local community. Major problems to overcome include access to capital to start such businesses, and making them competitive with private corporations." (https://www.initiativeforequality.org/index.php/2011-11-22-23-04-42/new-economic-models)

Examples

Examples of worker-owned cooperatives include [1]:


(1) Mondragon Cooperatives in Basque communities

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondragon_Corporation

http://www.solhaam.org/articles/mondra.html

http://www.mondragon-corporation.com/

http://www.mcc.es/ENG.aspx

http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/3039

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-new-economy/mondragon-worker-cooperatives-decide-how-to-ride-out-a-downturn


(2) Lavaca cooperatives in Argentina

http://lavaca.org/que-es-lavaca/

http://www.worldcat.org/title/sin-patron-stories-from-argentinas-worker-run-factories-the-lavaca-collective/oclc/126229229


(3) Evergreen Cooperatives in the US.

http://www.evergreencoop.com/

http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/the-new-economy/clevelands-worker-owned-boom

http://colabradio.mit.edu/reflections-on-evergreen-cooperatives-in-cleveland/