The NY Times reports that “historically, worker co-ops have held the most appeal when things seem most perilous for laborers. The present is no exception. And yet, despite their ability to empower workers, co-ops remain largely relegated to boutique status in the United States.
“In a worker co-op, the workers own the business and decide what to do with the profits (as opposed to consumer co-ops, which are typically stores owned by members who shop at a discount).”
Read more here about co-ops in the U.S., why they are gaining popularity, and why they are an effective model for fighting income inequality.