Cooperation DC, a project of the ONE DC Black Workers and Wellness Center, is celebrating its new home in Anacostia. To bring awareness to our move, we are inviting you to a cookout this Saturday August 4th from 4pm-7pm. Stop by the ONE DC Black Workers and Wellness Center (2500 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, SE) to enjoy food, learn about the benefits of worker cooperatives in Ward 8 and throughout the District, and to brainstorm how Cooperation DC can uplift workers in Southeast. We would like to strategize with everyone that comes through about your vision for future dignified workplaces.
What is a worker cooperative?
A worker cooperative is a business that is owned and governed by its employees. Instead of being run solely for profit, a worker cooperative operates with shared leadership at its core. It measures its success in the wellbeing of its members, its sustainability as a business, and its contribution to the communities and environments in which it operates.
Why worker cooperatives?
– Better wages, better benefits
– Higher quality jobs
– Worker control over jobs and work environment
– Increased job security
– Prioritization of human, community, and environmental needs over product/profit