Co-ops have role in Seattle's future
Seattle is a vibrant place for cooperative businesses. The city is home to large and successful co-ops such as REI, PCC Natural Markets, and Group Health, plus credit unions such as BECU and SMCU. The fact that the UW, the largest organization in the city, doesn’t address this at all shows a great disconnect between the institution and the city it serves.
During these difficult economic times, cooperatives can provide stable jobs with a livable wage for their employees. Employees at worker-owne