What does it take to start a worker co-op?

There are many steps to getting a worker co-op up and running. MadWorC, especially its Out­reach and Development Committees, can help you with most of them. What you need is three things:

  • An understanding that a worker co-op is a small business. You need to be strongly committed to the product or service you plan to provide.
  • An understanding that worker co-ops are profoundly democratic. Worker-owners do not give or take orders. We vote.
  • Four other people who understand these points.
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