Coop News – Future of work: Cincinnati experiments with co-op/union hybrid

From Coop News:

In Cincinnati, Ohio, a city with high levels of unemployment, new models of co-operation are being developed based on examples in US history – as well as current projects overseas.

The Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) is a no-profit union co-op incubator founded in 2009. It develops union co-ops – a hybrid business combining elements of the democratic worker ownership of a single co-op business with the principle of workers’ solidarity.

As in a worker co-op, worker-owners in a union co-op own and democratically run their business on the principle of one worker, one vote. And as in a unionised business, worker-owners are members of a union and elect a union committee to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement.

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