Meet Bartolo, one of the Cincinnati Cleaning Co-op co-founders, and hear why he is excited about starting his own co-op (pictured: second from the left):
What do you like about the cooperative project?
I'm very excited because we're going to be the owners of our work. In a cooperative, things are different from how other companies do business, where they fire you because you are sick or have a complication and cannot come to work one day.
Tell me about your previous work experience.
I worked for a metal racks company and when there was a bad time, we were out of work.
How has the experience been so far with the cleaning co-op?
When we started the meetings it was uncertain if the project was going to be feasible, but now, thank God, we have moved forward and we are closer to launching the cooperative. We know each other in the group, we get along, and now we are leading this project together.
What excites you the most about the cooperative project?
We are going to be owners of our work and if everything goes well, we’ll have a guaranteed job.
Something we like about the cleaning cooperative is that when it's cold and when it's hot, there's going to be work!
How can you support Bartolo and his co-founders launch their new business?