Archive for October, 2011

Welcome

October 22, 2011

We, the members of the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-operatives, are dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by facilitating the support, development and promotion of worker cooperatives in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont. VAWC is a ‘secondary co-operative’ owned and operated by our Member Co-operatives.

Higher levels of worker engagement and more effective decision-making are achieved through worker membership because the distinctively democratic structures fostered by co-operatives enable individual participation to result in real influence within the enterprise through democratically legitimised authority. 

-from the International Co-operative Alliance’s Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade

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