Co-Soap is happy to announce that as of October 11, 2011, Two Oaks Cooperative Inc. (our umbrella Corporation) is the newest member to the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives.
The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (pronounced “NoBOSS”) is a ‘grassroots organization of democratic workplaces dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.’ NoBAWC is composed of more than 35 businesses from all sectors of our economy, ranging from Bakeries to now Soap manufactures. These businesses employ from a few workers to over 200 workers. Although NoBAWC is mainly comprised of worker cooperatives, it also includes workplaces that incorporate democratic principles, but not necessarily worker-owned. These businesses however, are working towards becoming worker-owned cooperatives. Co-Soap shares the same values and goals of NoBAWC of promoting, and educating the community about a democratic workplace and helping others to start and grow other cooperatives.For this reason we have pledged 10% of Co-Soap’s pre-waged profits to this organization.
If you would like to learn more about NoBAWC and our mission, please visit their website at nobawc.org. You can also use this interactive map, which shows these worker-owned businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. We hope you find something you like, if not we always have our vegan Lavender, Eucalyptus and Pure bars of soap.
We are very happy to finally have joined NoBAWC and excited to cooperate with all these businesses to expand and grow the cooperative movement.