How To Start A Workers Co-operative

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Note: We believe that we are in the midst of economic and political transformation. There are many aspects to the changes people are helping to make happen. On the economic side we advocate for economic democracy — where people have greater control over their economic lives. One foundational change is ownership? The workplace where most work is not owned or managed by the workers. One way that changes is the creation of a worker owned cooperative. More people are moving in this direction and as a result there is more information available about how to create a worker owned coop.

Worker Cooperative Startup Guides

There are several written guides for starting worker cooperatives, and many more for starting cooperatives in general that include sections on worker cooperatives.  Having a good organizer or consultant, or mentor, surely makes any of the guides more useful. A few examples are: