Value and Challenges of the Worker Co-op Model

By Simon Kinsey, CWCF intern

A cursory glance at worker cooperative history reveals the worker cooperative model to be remarkably flexible. Just in Canada, we have seen examples of people turning to worker cooperatives to save their jobs, to create new jobs, to provide a service to their community, to pursue greater autonomy, to experiment with subversive forms of property ownership, to escape the wage-labour market, and to build an alternative form of economic activity.

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