Anybody got good contacts in Cooperative Home Care Associates in NYC?
I am helping a great Japanese co-op group organize their visit in the fall.
Last night coop preschool parent/member orientation meeting. Some interesting observations.
Established in 1979.
3 classes. 2 Staff teachers supported by rotating parent teachers.
38 families. 38 different occasional commitment family jobs.
9 member board. Almost all women.
Super organized. Transparent.
There was an open Treasurer seat which I (foolishly) volunteered to fill.
Excited to be part of an eclectic group taking a cooperative approach to early childhood education/enrichment.
Socially Cooperative Friends!
Please read our discussion starter on equity and diversity in operations and tell us what you think. What's useful? What's not? What questions do you have? What changes can you suggest?
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The Onion respond to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, who may or not get Trump impeached due to his alleged collusion with foreign powers.
Tweeting at @michaelcohen212 The Onion said:
"We will gladly delete this article, per your request, in exchange for influence over the president’s decision-making. "
See thread, including Michael Cohen's threatening letter to The Onion.
"And with millions of baby boomer-owned businesses set to change hands in the upcoming decades, this transition could be an opportunity to create more democratic workplaces across the country–if business owners, workers, and advocates can work together to convert these enterprises into #EmployeeOwned #cooperatives."
Apparently some silly USians want to extend copyright again: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/18/orrin-fucking-hatch.html
Repeating my Twitter reaction:
When will musicians realize that their biggest competitor is ALL THE PAST RECORDINGS EVER and revolt against this madness?
The Internet is not what makes music hard work. Never was! It's competing with Elvis & Mozart.
Demand the right to build on the past, not compete with it.
So down for a dialogue between
You may see some toots from us referencing a design sprint in London this week for the project. We're partnering with Outlandish, a worker-owed tech #coop, for that 👍
More about the project: https://moodle.com/moodlenet
@oatmealraisin check out the democracy at work institute (https://institute.coop), the US federation of worker coops (https://usworker.coop), the tech worker coop (https://techworker.coop), or this handy guide - https://feeltrain.com/blog/operating-agreement/.
and don't forget that co-opers are, by nature, very friendly people! please don't hesitate to reach out to someone at any of the cooperatives both I and other people have mentioned or any others you're interested in, they'd love to help.
"#NealStephenson's "#TheDiamondAge" was set some years after encrypted currencies and e-commerce removed most economic transactions into #darknets beyond the government's capability of monitoring and regulating, and thus caused tax bases around the world to implode. This was followed, in short order, by the collapse of most nation-states."