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Worker co-operatives and worker ownership

Christopher S. Axworthy

Worker co-operatives and worker ownership

issues affecting the development of worker co-operatives in Canada

by Christopher S. Axworthy

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Published by Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Sask .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cooperative societies -- Canada,
  • Cooperation -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementChristopher S. Axworthy and David Perry.
    SeriesOccasional paper ; 88-01, Occasional papers (University of Saskatchewan. Centre for the Study of Co-operatives) -- 88-01
    ContributionsPerry, David, 1960-, University of Saskatchewan. Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvarious pagings. --
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14741422M
    ISBN 100888801971


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A critique of the ideas of U.S. cooperative leaders such as Richard Wolff and Gar Alperovitz: Excerpted from Sam Gindin: “If state ownership is rejected as a proxy for the commons and if ownership in worker-controlled enterprises is in the hands of the workers, then these Worker co-operatives and worker ownership book of Worker co-operatives and worker ownership book essentially become their own capitalists.

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co-operatives today already employ more than   A co-op activist network's new book is encouraging worker ownership and drawing on experiences from those working in the sector. A worker cooperative is a type of cooperative where the members are the employees of the business.

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The largest study comparing the productivity of worker co-operatives with that of conventional businesses finds that in several industries, conventional. Worker cooperatives may fail at higher rates 23 B.

Barriers to entry prevent worker cooperative formation 26 C. A worker cooperative by any other name 28 VII. Feasibility of worker cooperatives in Iowa 30 VIII.

Discussion and further research and File Size: KB. A worker cooperative is a cooperative that is owned and self-managed by its workers. This control may mean a firm where every worker-owner participates in decision-making in a democratic fashion, or it may refer to one in which management is elected by every worker-owner who each have one vote.

Modern movement. In Italy, 14, networked social worker co‑operatives provide 50% of social services. Co‑operatives make up 30% of the economy in many northern Italian towns, and many of them are worker co‑operatives. In Argentina, workers took over their recession‑hit factories.

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[Christopher S Axworthy; David Perry; University of Saskatchewan. Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.]. Worker Cooperatives We intend to raise the consciousness of the people of the world by demonstrating what is possible when we work together in a private, for-profit, worker cooperative business structure, that is designed to narrow the wealth gap as well as address social issues, operate at a very high level, and serve as a great place to work.

Worker co-operatives in post apartheid South Africa have all too often been championed by certain sections of the labour movement and some on the left as part of the solution to the ‘structural unemployment’ facing the popular classes in the current dispensation.

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co-operatives (supported by Labour minister Tony Benn). At one level, the interest was part of a pragmatic response to recession and unemployment, aimed simply at saving or creating jobs.

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Worker's co-operatives: A stake in the businesss When employees and bosses join forces in a workers co-operative, everybody wins, writes Michael Green. Percentage of worker cooperatives that have annual revenues over $1 million: 31%; Average annual profit margin for a worker cooperative: %; Worker cooperatives structures: 46% incorporate under cooperative statutes, 26% operate as LLCs and the remainder are C-corporations, partnerships, and other.

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Worker-Owned Businesses Monday, June 2, Legislation to help workers who want to form their own businesses or to set up worker-owned cooperatives was introduced on Monday by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Employee ownership increases employment, productivity, sales and wages. Arguments against workers’ cooperatives: the Myth of Mondragon Part 1 Posted on Janu by irishmarxism Perhaps the most well-known workers’ cooperative is the Mondragon Group based in the Basque country, famous not only because of its success and longevity but because of its involvement in manufacturing.

This article evaluates worker-owned and unionized worker-owned cooperatives as alternatives to the conventional corporate structures for businesses in the United States.

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They are becoming increasingly used to worker co-operatives. Co-operative & Community Finance is an organisation specifically set up to provide finance to co-ops. It also provides help with monitoring and improving financial performance. The largest industrial federation of worker cooperatives in the world, Mondragon Corporation, is one of Spain’s top 10 multinationals, with about $13 billion in revenue from cooperatives.

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If the median member has less than average ability, the cooperative will vote for a redistributive schedule, dulling incentives. As members pdf a cooperative, Mondragon’s worker-owners were not originally considered employees under state law.

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The author examines how a cohesive national regulatory framework, national tax incentives, a U.S. employee ownership bank, and increased support for employee-ownership technical assistance centers can bolster U.S.