Absolutely gutting. As much of Amazon's tactics were a flop, those were just the ones we saw. Numbers like this means the boss got to each worker earlier and more often. La lutte continue
Found this podcast covering the differences between advocacy, mobilizing, and organizing extremely helpful in my work.
worker vs producer coop
The current model for worker co-ops in our province doesn't provide much for precarious gig workers trying to organize. It assumes you have a shop where everyone is already an employee with steady employment. While that's 100% a goal for us, we're stuck with the industry as it is and that means having to roll with multiple app gigs to make a living wage.
Wondering if anyone else has faced this and if they looked at becoming a producer co-op of freelancers or otherwise.
Did you know that YOU can join the IWW in under half an hour?
Did you know that you can be a member of the IWW without unionizing your whole shop?
Did you know that you can be a member of the IWW and they will help you unionize your shop?
Step 1. Make a redcard account: redcard.iww.org
Step 2. Apply for member ship on redcard
Step 3 (optional). Contact the IU (industrial Union) you want to be in and join up!
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For anyone interested in the history of RiseUp.net, one of the oldest community-hosting collectives using and recommending exclusively free code software, here's a 2020 interview with some of the collective members:
Note the comments on the role of Indymedia in their genesis and growth.
GEO Weekly Newsletter is out. This week it's Employee Ownership Centers and a history of the police:
Milwaukee used to be ruled by socialists in the early 20th century. One reason for their success was organising a network of cooperative enterprises, a method their modern successors have not utilised enough.
"How socialists created a co-operative commonwealth in the American midwest" on Mutual Interest, a free online media #coop owned by readers & writers.
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