Debunking Myths about Cooperatives

In order to create and/ or amplify cooperatives in the work place we need to overcome the negative associations about them. This 10 minute video debunks six of the common myths. A couple of myths I would add are that coops completely level the pay scale and that members of coops are committed communists.

Read in Grassroots Economic Organizing

Image courtesy of Al Jazeera

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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