Starting A Worker Co-operative: An Introduction

Year Published:  1987  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3214

Abstract:  STARTING A WORKER CO-OPERATIVE is a practical guide to doing just that. A section on "Governing Yourselves" deals with membership, boards of directors, committees, and management. Another section deals with the details of membership policy question on which a worker co-operative has to decide, concerning matters such as remuneration, holdiays and leaves, evaluations, admitting and losing members, and job rotation.

A chapter on Feasibility explains how to undertake market analyses and financial analyses, and factors in deciding whether or not to go ahead with a particular venture. From there, the manual looks at preparing a business plan, and then at financing the co-operative. Concluding sections deal with legal issues and list other srouces of help and information.

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