Finances, life insurance
@Greg I ended up being lazy and just going through the credit union mutual insurance company. Reviews I read of them (Trustage) seemed to be of the consensus that they were fine for whole life, but better off elsewhere for term because they adjust rates every 5 years, rather than locking in for a 20y term.
My partner and I each got a year's replacement income worth of whole life, and will get term if we have kids.
@JasonKing what app are you using?
Bunny butt! #bunposting
@JasonKing Very cool! I'm supporting a group trying to get a bike delivery co-op going in Vermont.
Have you looked into/have thoughts on the CoopCycle project?
@ntnsndr Mixed use - 1 apartment, a small cafe, and a moderate-sized commissary/warehouse with cold storage. Will write up a more complete summary to be posted when we officially close... :)
Wikipedia Co-op Fund has it's first article out!
The article about platform coops has been translated to Indonesian by our member Sena Luphdika.
- Join for 1$/month.
- The money is distributed to members via #Loomio polls. Members request and approve articles.
- I give 20$ for members for the first article they write.
@yasu glad to have you aboard!
#introductions Hello! My name is Yasuaki Kudo. I live in Yugawara, Japan and I am looking to create or join a worker cooperative!
-, video calls
I've been recently feeling like I'm running up against the (or my?) limits with the medium around hard or high-stakes conversations. For those, the emotional/psychological communication bandwidth of being in person is still an order of magnitude greater than on a video call, and I've been coming to keenly recognize and mourn that deficit over the past week or two.
In short, I miss the presence of my fellow humans!
Isthmus Engineering #Cooperative is 40 years old this year!
For anyone wanting to participate in our social.coop speculative fiction role-playing experiment (a la dungeons and dragons but about co-ops), help us choose a time for when this will take place!
A few of us are working to restart the Tech Workers Coalition newsletter. We published our first issue yesterday: https://news.techworkerscoalition.org/2020/05/01/issue-1/
As the issue says: "Learning about how we’re all connected and building relationships to make positive change across the industry is a slow but necessary process."