Gillibrand makes co-ops a key part of her presidential campaign. I just wish she would include $$ for urban development as well. Workers in the cities need co-ops just as much as in the towns. https://medium.com/team-gillibrand/rebuilding-rural-america-for-our-future-1f88697538b9
NWCDC's Deborah Craig talking about home care co-ops in Twisp, WA #coops #homecare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IpY8C6OIVE&feature=youtu.be
In an effort to better understand our community and strengthen ties, volunteers on the community working group are currently running a member survey. They are using a "snowballing"-type networking approach in which members reach out to other members. Please help by doing the survey and helping spread the word.
If you have strong objections to the survey, feel free to share them.
I hope we will all take the "good enough to try" approach.
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
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