Renewing Worker Cooperatives for the Digital Age
A new movement in the U.S. is trying to bring the principles of cooperatives to the online world. Internet-based (platform) cooperatives and freelancer cooperatives may be crucial to maintaining workers rights in our digital future.
The Digital Age is bringing unprecedented changes to how people work. The new digital technologies have potential to improve our working lives – or to further exacerbate trends toward greater inequality and corporate monopolies and dominance. Which future will prevail? That question will be decided over the next 5 to 15 years.