On March 26, 2012 Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steel Workers (USW), in conjunction with representatives from Mondragon and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC), announced their new “union co-op” model. This is a way for companies looking to incorporate a new ownership model and culture to develop sustainable jobs and sustainable communities for working Americans that works for everybody.
You can watch excerpts from the Worker Ownership for the 99% Press Conference Below and read the full release here.
WorX Printing Cooperative is a great example of “the employee ownership model” in action. Unlike some businesses, a worker cooperative adheres to a set of values, ethics and principles that differentiates a cooperative from a more traditional business or corporate entity including:
- Helping our members help themselves by giving people the resources and tools to be successful.
- Giving all members of the cooperative a voice and a vote in the decision making process as well as day-to-day operations.
- Encouraging our members to be good stewards of their local communities and working to improve it as needed.
- Understanding that every member is an important part of the cooperative and plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of the cooperative.
If you are interested in learning more about WorX Printing Cooperative please contact us during normal business hours at (877) 776-6265 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org