What is a Worker Cooperative
Most companies are run hierarchically. Small companies might have a boss while larger companies usually have a CEO and board of directors or other form of corporate leadership.
We believe work can be done differently- organized democratically and transparently as a worker-owned cooperative. There are 7 principles that cooperatives follow:
- Open and Voluntary Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Member Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
This means that each employee is also an owner and we make decisions democratically, fostering a culture of honesty and accountability. Our focus on community ensures that quality work comes first, always contributing back to the software commons when possible. Finally, in a world of unprecedented wealth disparity, we hope to serve as a model for what a business should be.
To learn more about the cooperative movement, visit the US Federation of Worker Owner Cooperatives.