Public sector cooperatives happen when two government agencies join forces for a common goal. This move saves taxpayer money in that the agencies can work together more efficiently than separately. Plus, projects could have higher funding amounts because the budgets of two offices are combined to form a larger chunk of money.
Public sector employees will almost always move to greater self-regulation and collective bargaining because they can; while private sector employers are hindered by costs, government organizations can be voted out of office for not 'supporting' the workers, and their replacement will inevitably comply with the leaders in order to keep their own positions.
Public sector cooperatives are the future. They seem to be growing and will continue to do so it seems. Public sector cooperatives are owned by its customers, operated in their interests and run democratically. This seems to be a great thing for everyone and with their continue success will help the economy.
No, public sector cooperatives are not the future, because most Americans do not believe that the government is the answer. America is still a very conservative nation, and most people do not believe that the government can do a better job than small businesses. There is not enough public support for something like this in the United States.
The public sector has made a large impact in the financial economy in recent years. However, the future would not be good if it was primarily a public sector cooperative. We need a diverse marketplace with a mixture of both public and private sector companies and influence in the marketplace.