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
Following the UE contract negotiations at Willy St. Co-op is exciting! https://www.ueunion.org/coop-workers-unite/1712?fbclid=IwAR3SqUwOSDPw55phRgDtY3IlR-jFFL3dxf2Pdo0HN3j5fE22wmRDW_yU8MA #unioncoop
Willy St. Co-op union issues: https://workersparadise.org/2019/11/27/willy-st-co-op-for-consumer-union-for-the-workers/
Today at the Union Coop Symposium we heard from the Mexico Electrical Union (SME) about their decade long struggle to save jobs destroyed by the Calderon administration. it was an incredibly moving story and they continue to fight the government to uphold the agreement that includes 13 electrical plants and 50 buildings. I didn't take as complete notes as I had hoped due to being so enthralled.
Equal Care Co-op is a platform #co-op with a multi-stakeholder ownership model using sociocracy circle method for its governance. https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/equal-care-coop/
Just had a discussion about police cooperative such as they have in North St. Louis (https://www.northcountypolice.com/). I'm not sure how I feel about this--it seems like a way to reduce cost to taxpayers and provide more oversight to police. Still, it is a bit weird to see Police Cooperative on the side of a squad car and kinda gives me the creeps. #coop #cooperative
This week, my topic was on the Blueprint for a Co-op Decade (which ends Dec. 31, 2019). Today is imagining 2040. From Arizmendiarrieta: “The future is never as uncertain as it is believed to be and is more conditioned than may seem to us, not as much for what we lose our interest in as for what we try to adopt and improve according to our taste.” We build the road as we travel and the first step of achieving our goals is to state them. #workercoops #coopdecade #coop https://workersparadise.org/2019/11/08/the-worker-co-op-movement-in-2040-revisited/
PG&E as a co-op getting support. If Newsome, though, is flirting with Berkshire Hathaway. If Newsome were to push the co-op model, I think it would make his chances on the POTUS race in '28 (or '24) much better. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/business/energy-environment/pge-california-mayors.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
TL/DR: UNFI closes unionized distribution centers it bought and moves to a new non-union site. Teamsters win arbitration, but UNFI appealing. Where is NCG on this? https://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article236799048.html#storylink=hpdigest_business
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