Mētis Construction is a community of highly skilled and motivated craftspeople who have come together to form a worker-owned and controlled company. It is our goal to create and maintain a structure that will remain in place for future generations of craftspeople – a structure that promotes the practice and teaching of the trades and the fostering of craft – a structure that facilitates worker ownership and hence promotes the financial viability of the trades as a career choice. We hope to provide an alternative business model – one that doesn’t lead to the alienation of individuals from the products of their labor, from the people with whom they work, from the people for whom they produce and from the natural world.
To this end, we have converted Mētis to a worker-owned and controlled company – a company guided by the idea of the Triple Bottom Line (People Planet Profit) in both its operations and governance. Mētis is held by a worker ownership trust that ensures ongoing adherence to the values on which Mētis was founded. The Mētis Trust Agreement provides for a path to ownership for any employee who pursues a career with Mētis. It is structured to prevent any individual or group from profiting from the sale of the company thus ensuring worker ownership of the company in perpetuity. Hourly wages at Mētis are based on skill level, productivity and experience and annual profits are distributed solely based on hours worked.
Statement on Equity and Social Justice
Mētis is committed to exploring the ways in which racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and other forms of discrimination operate consciously and unconsciously to shape and limit the social and economic worlds we inhabit. We believe that implicit bias plays an even more profound role than explicit bias when it comes to discriminatory behavior – we believe that structural bias underwrites inequality.
In light of this, we believe that it is not enough to passively condemn racism, sexism, classism and other forms of bias – we believe that it is incumbent upon all of us to take an active stance against discrimination in its many forms. We will be anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, anti-ageist and anti-discriminatory in the broadest possible sense.
Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer
Mētis is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. All employment decisions at Mētis are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Mētis will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR WORK
Rebecca Sherr Christian
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