Invisible Class Hierarchies Within Worker Cooperatives Exposed

Here is a refreshing short article that throws down the gauntlet. It exposes the tension between the motives of upper middle-class people who come to work in cooperatives and the motives of poor and working class members. It also points out that the class structure of capitalism is often reproduced within the co-op, with the upper middle class people in positions to make the most money, while congratulating themselves that they are “doing good”.

Read in Grassroots Economic Organizing

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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