Cooperative business structure as a democratic practice
2. “racial democracy” – c douglas lummis
For your Paper you must select Worker or Consumer Cooperative that is based on democratic control. Choose an organization in an industry that you find interesting. You must profile this organization. Provide its history and why it was formed. What is its story? How did it get started and why? Who are the workers? Where is it located? What type of Democracy do they practice (consensus, majority)? Does it have a social mission? What kind of impact does it have on the local community? Is it profitable? What benefits and pay do the workers get? For this project I recommend you actually find a worker cooperative, call and try to interview someone about the organization. As part of this paper, make sure you describe what a worker or consumer cooperative is and how they differ from other businesses. What do you think about them and how they function?
You can find a U.S. based worker cooperative at this website HYPERLINK “https://usworker.coop/find-a-worker-coop” https://usworker.coop/find-a-worker-coop
(I suggest you also explore the entire website)
HYPERLINK “https://www.theselc.org/cooperatives” https://www.theselc.org/cooperatives
HYPERLINK “https://evergreencooperatives.com/” https://evergreencooperatives.com/
HYPERLINK “https://community-wealth.org/” https://community-wealth.org/
HYPERLINK “https://democracycollaborative.org/” https://democracycollaborative.org/
HYPERLINK “https://institute.usworker.coop/” https://institute.usworker.coop/
HYPERLINK “https://ica.coop/” https://ica.coop/
HYPERLINK “https://nobawc.org/” https://nobawc.org/
My Youtube Coop Playlist
HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQx8dQy7cVJ91DmN1r_V6n2Wz_H2QRMnO” https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQx8dQy7cVJ91DmN1r_V6n2Wz_H2QRMnO
Format: The paper should be no less than 5 and no more than 7 pages in length, double spaced, standard 12 point font 1 inch margins. (points will be deducted for not conforming to this standard). You must cite your sources and may use any of the standard systems (MLA, APA, Chicago) as long as you are consistent.