Co-op friends -- please sign and boost this petition in support of the people working at Park Slope Food Co-op who have formed a union.
Orca Books has information on how to join and they sell on-line. You don't have to live in Olympia WA. (http://www.orcabooks.com). There are three non-worker options (basic: US$100, Low income US$25-US$99, Organization: US$200). Organizational members need to be part of the social economy and will eventually be able to "curate" and "brand" a shelf in the store (i.e. "social.coop" might have a shelf on platform co-ops and the social digital economy). #coop #buylocal #notAmazon #notB&N
This is one of my projects and I am really hoping that the co-op community can support it; This is a treasured local bookstore that sells new and used books. The mutli-stakeholder model includes workers, two consumer classes (basic and low income), and organizational (not-for-profit and co-ops). Check it out. We are trying to do the entire conversion through member equity since the book store model may make traditional financing difficult Please share and join!! https://www.orcabooks.com/co-op #coop
I wish every co-op developer had this attitude.
One of the best parts of teaching a class on worker #co-ops is learning from the students. As we wrapped up the quarter last night, I got to learn about this hidden gem in the #gaming world: https://motion-twin.com/en/
It is a French worker co-op that has found a fair amount of success in an industry that doesn't really embrace collective ethos.
here is a small press article about about our "Legacy Project" in the northwest. We are trying to prime the pump for worker co-op conversions.
@Steve i also need to pick your brain. I am working with a conversion of an existing business that is unionized. They intend to maintain the union relationship after becoming a co-op, but there are some issues and questions. If you have time for a phone call, today or tomorrow, please let me know. #unioncoop
@Steve congratulations on the job! Feel free to reach out to me as a resource. I might do the same to you!
For your audio edification: Vernon Oakes talks with five @ROCUSAorg Association directors about the many benefits to residents of owning their #community. @EverythingCoop
@LeoSammallahti my blog is workersparadise.org
The latest post in my series about the labor movement, co-ops, and the American Dream: https://workersparadise.org/2018/05/15/labor-unions-and-co-ops-part-4/ #labor #coops #unioncoops
#Cooperative expo at the Olympia procession of the species! This town ain't bad sometimes
Had my second meeting with a local media outlet whose founders are considering a #workercoop as their exit plan! Both, who own 85% of the company, now seem actively interested in the idea. Next step is to convince the three younger managers, who each own 5%... :)
A May Day international Sociocracy conference entirely on zoom!
30-year participant in co-op economy. Developer, Educator, Student, and activist. workersparadise.org
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