Below explains aspects of the “wildharvesting cooperative” business model which Kern River Wildharvesting Cooperative will be modeling in favor of “worker abundance”.
Wildharvesters are “Paid by the Pound” (each harvest is weighed), & a percentage of each employee’s earnings wukk be used to pay company expenses until the loan is paid off.
Why a Cooperative?
CEOs in the United States earned an average of 354 times the average worker in 2013; the worker-owned cooperative business model has no CEO, & thus that same money that would be used to pay the CEO instead becomes equilaterally distributed amongst the employees- which helps entire communities to thrive!
This will also make it so that this mess doesn’t happen again (click to enlarge)!
Each Employee Receives One Share in the Cooperative, just Like Alvarado Street Bakery
The shares grant each employees an equal vote on business matters, including employee benefits, salaries & the reinvestment of profits.
Note: As of 2009, more than half of the employees of Alvarado Street Bakery had been with the company for over 15 years, & the average worker earned between $65,000 and $70,000 a year.
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