I wrote another piece! This time, I consider what kinds of things #workercoops might do here in Madison.
Excellent. I need to steal this list and do a version for Minneapolis.
For marketing, @FreeScholar is trying to connect people interested in being part of a distributed (maybe international even) marketing cooperative. Might help both efforts, if there isn't yet critical mass for one in Madison.
@Steve @mlncn @FreeScholar I’m I'm in LA, and there are certainly a lot of marketing companies but it’s the “co-op” idea that’s not common. Marketing is hyper-competitive as a regular business and can pay a lot. So finding talented co-workers with compatible skillsets and socially-minded clients patient and aware of co-op advantages isn’t as easy. In that sense, a support network might help upfront too.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here