Seattle Food Co-ops Merge, Give Workers a Share

On Monday, the Capitol Hill co-op will make a variety of major changes to its business, including the solidarity shift. Employees will own 50 percent of Central Co-op and members will own the other 50 percent after the shift. Central Co-op is already a one-person, one-vote co-op.

Tacoma Co-op will merge with Central Co-op as of Monday as well.

As a result, all of Tacoma Co-op's employees who work more than 28 hours per week will qualify for health benefits through the company. Many of them will also get a raise.

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