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!
An upcoming conference on permaculture and Sociocracy: http://www.onsenfarm.com/events/2018/6/4/build-the-guild-a-permaculture-and-sociocracy-convergence
I got my blog/site back up with new domain name (www.workersparadise.org). I hope to start posting more regularly in the future. I am thinking of using chapters from my first attempt at a dissertation as the meat for several posts, but as always, I welcome anyone who would like to post on the site on the topic of worker co-ops and worker control. #coop #workercoop #unioncoops
Hugely successful Labor Notes conference, about 3,000 "troublemakers" gathered to share experiences and ideas, network, build relationships, and get a big boost of inspiration (from the WVA teachers, among others). Our three worker coop sessions were well attended and the discussion was much further along than "what is a coop?" Thanks to Kali Akuno, Tim Schermerhorn, Jose Torres, Eric DIrnbach and others. Next one in 2020!
30-year participant in co-op economy. Developer, Educator, Student, and activist. workersparadise.org
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