We who are members of worker cooperatives take the “worker” part very seriously. We identify strongly with the labor movement, whether we are actually union members or not. Both unions and worker cooperatives exist to empower the people on the shop floor. Unions do this by providing workers with a counterweight against the financial might of the owning class and its proxies, the managing class. Worker co-ops have done away with the owning class entirely by transfering ownership, and all decision-making power, to the workers.
Union Cab, the Interpreters’ Cooperative, MadWorC itself, and the US Federation of Worker Co-ops all published statements (prior to the passage of SB 11) supporting labor’s right to defend its dignity, and to bargain collectively specifically. These statements can easily be found on the organizations’ respective websites.