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This new impact report on is heckuva interesting, because it doesn't try to fight the complexity of an emergent, self-organising "ecosystem of purposes", and yet it still manages to tell a simple and useful story.

Emma Kinema from Game Workers Unite on creative/tech worker organizing at XOXO

the future of labor is better than the future of work, sign-up for the assembly by this Friday 9/27, details:

Vote for these pro-worker panels @ SXSW Interactive! (before 8/23) Tech Workers of the World, Unite!, The Rise of Contracting In Tech: Underground Story, Meetup: Organize for Power in Your Workplace, Turning the Tech Backlash into a Plan of Action

@clayton what's crazy is there are good designers doing an insane amount of this exact type of work for free to build their portfolio or promote. they do spec redesigns of corporate software (search "redesign concept" on behance, dribbble, etc.) there are just culture, communication, networking and infrastructure barriers to matching their skills to FOSS needs where they can be working on actual products.


Austin Software Co-ops is having an online discussion with authors of Enspiral's 'Better Work Together' book on 7/3 7p CT

Tech Workers Coalition is in Los Angeles! Intro meeting Thur. 5/30 at 6:30p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City. Learn about TWC, recent tech + local labor action, and discuss what we want for our workplaces + for tech in LA

@cstanhope yea, I haven't seen many - very interesting insights though. And a counter to big-budget comic book movies which are perhaps the most exceptional/individualist of all stories.

@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.

@clayton could also search for user or customer journey map

Back at work? Try Workers' Happy Hour, 1st Wednesdays 6-8pm at Mandrake (LA) starting tonite! plotting, strategizing, organizing, networking, ranting...

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The Ethical Tech Giving Guide put out by the Free Software Foundation has some good recommendations

The 3rd ep of The New Constructivist podcast features Zen Buddhist priest & author Karen Maezen Miller. She goes into how she went from running a "successful" business out of sync with her values to a fuller life guided by a spiritual practice she never expected to find.

there's a 4-Part Workshop Series on Developing Worker Cooperative Businesses starting tonight in Long Beach, CA...
10/19/18 - Business Model Overview
11/2/18 - Co-Op Governance
11/16/18 - Legal Frameworks
12/7/18 - Financing a Co-Op and Developing Your Story

more info:

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