Archive for July, 2014

APC potluck: Alison Carter on Worker Cooperatives

July 25, 2014, 6 pm at Chena Ridge Friends Meeting (Hidden Hill), 2682 Gold Hill Road

Potluck and presentation on worker cooperatives

This presentation will introduce the listener to a democratic business model where the workers own the business equally and make governance decisions collectively.  Profits go to the workers who generate them rather than being sent off to absentee stockholders or to a single owner.  Business decisions are made with a commitment to the well-being of the local community, because that’s where the decision-makers live.  You’ll hear about existing worker cooperatives that have been thriving for over 20 twenty years.  This is an existing and growing business model, not a theory.  You will feel uplifted by what you learn.

Alison Carter is a long-time Fairbanksan who is earning her law degree at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  She is affiliated with the local peace center there and is a founding member of Resilient Communities Initiative, an Arkansas nonprofit dedicated to developing worker owned cooperatives.

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