What's a Cooperative?

What's A Tech Cooperative?

Fresh Ink will become a legally structured T Corporation (worker-owned cooperative) January 1st 2019. So what’s that? A worker-owned cooperative is an organization owned by multiple people who have an equal share and say in every element of the business — guided by governance, bylaws, cooperative principles, and volunteer board members.

We currently have two member-workers and follow the principles, governance, and more radical concepts of organization structures and practices. Get in touch if co-ownership and our mission pique your interest.

While each are independent and unique, cooperatives in practice follow these 7 principles:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation Among Co-operatives
  7. Concern for Community

Some cooperatives — including ours — practice:

Please be in touch if you are interested in any of the above!