Inspired by the cleaning company ‘Coöperatief schoongewoon’ where the cleaners themselves are owners this blog discusses the cooperative. ‘Schoongewoon‘ is a cooperative on the model of the many worker cooperatives in the Spanish town of Mondragón. In the documentary of ‘Democracy Now!’ is to see that employees are co-owners and decide what choices to make (self-organization). The cooperative is nothing new and is a British invention. In 1760 cooperative mills have already been opened in Woolwich and Chatham. The following Infographic explains this form of organization in more detail.