My thinking about worker coops has evolved during the past year or so and my ideal worker coop would be governed strongly by below 2 principles and nothing else:
- One-person-one-vote meaningful workplace democracy, not just in form
- Very high competency for the chosen line of work
These 2 principles should create a virtuous swirling effect to enhance each other.
The worker cooperative should seek to find undemocratic enterprises and defeat them in the open market, by simply offering better services or products than them, and paying its workers better than the competition. (Realistically, it probably also needs to identify lines of work needing low capital requirement, at least initially.) The customer may or may not care about “worker cooperative blah blah” (they probably are not interested even in the slightest😅)
Maybe my position stated above is a bit of a "Libertarian " one but I am not sure how the labeling goes…
If you are interested, we can talk more - or if you recommend forums I should visit, please let me know!