Gritty isn't necessarily a "co-op" value, but I'm not sure that worker co-ops could succeed without it.
Gordan Edgar, a cheesemonger for Rainbow Co-op, has been blogging about life in a lockdown city and a worker co-op's struggles. https://gordonzola.net/2020/03/19/diary-of-an-essential-worker/
I'm bumping this because I didn't have the setting to really allow comments. I was alerted to this when one of my mentors attempted to comment and was unable to do so. His comment is now there and I would love to hear from you as well! https://workersparadise.org/2020/03/17/co-ops-in-the-time-of-corona/ #coops
Members vs Owners. Workers at a worker co-op are stewards for the past and future members. https://workersparadise.org/2020/03/20/are-we-not-owners-we-are-workers/ #coops #workercoop
This is a crucial moment for our movement. We could easily lose the majority of our co-ops but we can also fight hard to make sure that we keep as many as possible. It is ultimately up to us. https://workersparadise.org/2020/03/17/co-ops-in-the-time-of-corona/
Orca Books Co-op, based in Olympia, WA, needs to raise money to finalize their conversion and get the co-op up an running. Please visit https://nwcdc.networkforgood.com/projects/85013-orca-books-cooperative, donate what you can, and share on your various networks. Many hands make light work. #coops
ZeroDark Co-op is announcing their launch: https://nwcdc.coop/zerodark-co-op-launches-the-people-have-the-power/ #platformcoop #techcoop
After getting some comments on linkedIn re a post about Uber style co-ops, I added this post. tl/dr: a lot of great tech co-ops are popping up as worker or multistakeholder models and don't f**k with Quebec! https://workersparadise.org/2020/02/10/tech-co-ops-are-on-the-rise/
so my Gag and Vote Plan for 2020 is
Find out just how much "Co-ops love Unions" Tomorrow on WORT-FM in Madison, the noon show A Public Affair will be talking with members of UE #1186 who are currently negotiating their first Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Willy St. Co-op after winning a certification vote with almost 80%.
You can listen on-line at https://www.wortfm.org/?fbclid=IwAR19eGKuHAOQ2msV71kbLMJOgiT_dmvFP6afSqav2MFvBm9jcK0H1hZD_yQ. #coop
I have never had an easy time dealing with domains.coop. One would think that paying $110 per year for a domain name registry would include a fairly high level of customer service. #wah
extra judicial assassinations aren't a new thing for US presidents and very non-partisan: https://theintercept.com/2017/01/30/obama-killed-a-16-year-old-american-in-yemen-trump-just-killed-his-8-year-old-sister/
My thoughts on the New Belgium sale: https://workersparadise.org/2019/12/30/new-belgium-brewery-goes-flat/ #coops #workerownership #employeeRVs
some rambling thoughts from reflections on reflections. . . https://workersparadise.org/2019/12/27/worker-co-ops-are-not-the-solution-but-a-vehicle-and-a-sturdy-one-at-that/
The Electric Eggplant update (most recent): https://www.ueunion.org/coop-workers-unite/1721?fbclid=IwAR1Z1F5e-QbrDtshL4t-LEcuatBhSeEQi-6ZNOH25zyj7XpUCUrA6eUbEck
30-year participant in co-op economy. Developer, Educator, Student, and activist. workersparadise.org
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