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Co-op class aims to inspire workers to start their own cooperatives

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, one local group has a question for you: “Can I interest you in a worker co-op?”

Madison Workers Cooperative (MadWorC), a membership organization made up of local worker-owned cooperatives and their supporters, is now offering a new four-week class through Madison College designed to teach locals what cooperative businesses are all about and help more people eventually start their own. 

“A lot of people just don’t know what a worker cooperative is,” said MadWorC coordinator Rek Kwawer, who will teach the upcoming course. Many people are familiar with co-ops like Willy Street Co-op, a consumer co-op owned by its customers, or Woodman’s Markets, an employee stock ownership trust where employees own company stock. 

Read the rest at The Cap Times


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