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!
Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.
A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."
People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.
Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.
30-year participant in co-op economy. Developer, Educator, Student, and activist. workersparadise.org
social.coop is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]