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:
1. Open and Voluntary Membership
2. Democratic Member Control
3. Member Economic Participation
4. Autonomy and Independence
5. Education, Training, and Information
6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
7. 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.