In a Workers’ Coop is One Member, One Vote Practical?

“Should every member’s vote be equal? One Member, One Vote is such a bedrock principle of cooperativism that the question itself seems heretical.

Worker cooperatives are subject to constant pressure to abandon democracy and labor sovereignty, member power should be defended, not doubted. And yet, we have all seen the emergence of bureaucratic tendencies of separation of management from labor in worker cooperatives, loss of the cooperative spirit, formal democracy subverted by informal hierarchy. What are the sources of this tendency? How might they be addressed? Is affirmation of the egalitarian principle – OMOV – enough?”

Authors Luis Razeto Migliaro and Matt Noyes, Grassroots Economic Organizing

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