Eliminate Bosses Everywhere
May 29, 2018 10:05 AM Subscribe
“for the restaurant industry in particular — famous for its long hours and low wages — co-ops promise better working conditions in general. “When the workers own the business, they tend to pay themselves a decent wage,” Hoover says. “They almost, across the board, [have] better benefits.” Workers also tend to build more on-the-job skills, because as owners, they’re cross-trained for a variety of roles within the business. That generally means a lower rate of employee turnover, a perennial issue in the restaurant industry. “There’s really strong data that [says] employees stay longer in worker co-ops and experience higher job satisfaction,” Hoover says.“ Want Better Working Conditions in Restaurants? Build a Co-op. (Eater) How to invest in Co-Ops. Democracy @ Work, a site for worker cooperative news, history, and discussion.
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