Cooperative Livable Wage Model

A Perspective on Cooperative Wages and Values

By Melanie Reid 175 November-December 2014 Co-ops are not typically thought of as “the place to work if you want to earn a lot of money.” However, as values-driven organizations, co-ops have striven to face the challenge of pay head-on and with transparency. Co-ops aim to offer wage and benefits [...]

How we built a Cooperative Model for a Livable Wage

By Carolee Colter 126 September - October - 2006 The concept of paying a livable wage appeals to everyone—employees, managers, boards, co-op members, and the community at large. Although there’s no official definition and no agreed-upon methodology for calculating a livable (or living) wage, the Northwest Job Gap Study defines [...]