What is a union worker cooperative?

A union worker cooperative is an empowering way of organizing a business structured like the proverbial three-legged stool:

  1. Workers – Employees are the foundation on which any business achieves profitability, sustainability, success, or failure. The skills, abilities, attitudes and behaviors of employees are what a customer sees every time they use its product or utilize its service. A union worker cooperative puts employees at the forefront of its business strategy.
  2. Labor Unions – The history of the labor movement is a history of looking out for the interests and well-being of working Americans, organized and operating within a democratic framework. Labor unions have always operated on the belief that business exists for people, and not the reverse. In addition, Labor’s access to group health and pension plans, worker training programs and protections, and potential political access can provide important market advantages for a new business.

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