Tag: workers

  • May Day 2021: Celebrating Organized Workers

    May Day 2021: Celebrating Organized Workers

    Society does not exist without workers. Our post from last year: May Day 2020 – Cooperatus I just want to say one basic thing, partly as an economist, partly as a human being. One of the tests of any economic system is the adequacy with which it provides food, clothing, and shelter — the three basic…

  • Worker Cooperatives and COVID-19

    Worker Cooperatives and COVID-19

    Starting a new worker cooperative in the “Age of Coronavirus”? Yeah, we’re doing that. Starting a business of any kind during a global pandemic, let alone a worker cooperative, seems difficult. Add how our starting membership are doing this for the first time. Then tack on the drop-off of previous customer client contracts. Well, shit.…

  • Why a Worker Cooperative?

    Why a Worker Cooperative?

    Because there is another way! Why not form a “normal” corporation? We formed Cooperatus because we wanted to work on projects we could enjoy and perhaps believe in, to set our own hours, to contribute to building a better economy for “the rest of the world,” and to eat here and there. Pretty simple, really.…