It Takes an Ecosystem: The Rise of Worker Cooperatives in the US

By Nina Misuraca Ignaczak in Shareable.net: “As the traditional job market deteriorates,  the number of worker cooperatives in the United States is growing as people seek more stable and rewarding work. An ecosystem of worker cooperative development organizations is emerging to accelerate this trend…According to a University of Wisconsin study, nearly 30,000 cooperatives operate within the United States at 73,000 places of business, own over $3 trillion in assets and generate over $500 billion in revenue annually. Worker cooperatives employ over 2 million people and pay out an estimated $75 billion annually in wages, according to the study.”

 

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