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July 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Maui County Business Resource Center
70 E. Kaahumanu Ave
Maui Mall, Unit B-9

Kahului, Maui, HI 96732
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Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar - David Johnston

Friday, July 12, 2019

What is a worker cooperative? Worker cooperatives are values-driven businesses that put worker and community benefit at the core of their purpose. Worker members of a worker cooperative share in the profits, provide oversight and at times, management of the enterprise. Worker cooperatives have proven to be an effective tool for creating and maintaining sustainable jobs, in addition to improving the quality of life of the workers. The US Federation of Worker Cooperatives hosts a monthly webinar for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group's democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a participatory conversational format. At the end of the Webinar, David Johnston will facilitate a discussion about the possibility of starting worker cooperatives here on Maui.