Networks and Development Center
- Canadian Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
- Democracy at Work Institute
- Fifty by Fifty
- ICA Group
- International Cooperative Alliance
- National Cooperative Business Association
- Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)
- Northwest Cooperative Development Center
- Shared Capital
- US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- UW Center for Cooperatives
The Labor Movement
- Union Cab of Madison – cooperative.co on My 2nd Birthplace: Union Cab of Madison 40 years on
- John McNamara on Make USPS a Solidarity Co-op!
- Pierre Audet on Make USPS a Solidarity Co-op!
- Cyberattacks show the risks of digital currencies and centralised control – we need a return to community banking — RT Op-ed – Stocksconomy on #4 The Value of Self-Responsibility
- Cyberattacks show the risks of digital currencies and centralised control – we need a return to community banking - Newseye.uk on #4 The Value of Self-Responsibility
More from the Workers’ Paradise . . .
Monthly Archives: September 2010
Ontario Court’s Bold Move Protects Sex Industry Workers
In a stunning and potentially landmark court decision, an Ontario federal court struck down key criminal provisions related to prostitution and the sex industry yesterday. Essentially, prostitution is not, in and of itself, criminal in Canada; however, almost all of … Continue reading
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A Vision of Our Movement (or a beginning of a discussion)
Today, as this goes to post, I am about to start the first day of a two-day retreat for the US Federation of Worker Co-operatives board. The last several posts had a lot to do with this event as the … Continue reading
Posted in Movement, Worker Rights Tagged Distributism, labor movement, syndicalism, US Federation Leave a comment
Can Syndicalism Help Worker Co-ops?
If you talk to a lot of co-operative developers and community organizers in the United States about Mondragon, you will likely hear them extol the virtues of the Caja Popular (former the Caja Laboral Popular). The bank owned and controlled … Continue reading
Posted in Worker Rights Tagged development, Distributism, mondragon, syndicalism, US Federation 4 Comments
The Agency Dilemma in Worker Co-operatives
Last week at my other blog, Breathing Lessons, I discussed the Rochdale cul-de-sac as it applies to consumer cooperatives. This week, as part of this discussion over the future of US worker cooperatives, if not the labor movement in the … Continue reading
Posted in Movement, Worker Rights Tagged class, development, Distributism, Management, mondragon, syndicalism, worker co-ops 1 Comment
Roadblocks on the Path to Mondragon: The Theft of Labor
The three English countries (UK, Canada, and the United States) have, at their core, a culture that promotes and accommodates the theft of labor in a way that simply didn’t exist in Euskera (The Basque Country). Really, it is a … Continue reading
Posted in Society, Worker Rights Tagged class, Distributism, history, mondragon, syndicalism 7 Comments
Mondragon in America?
Can Mondragon Really Happen Here? The Great Recession has brought renewed interest in worker cooperatives in the United States. It has also generated a lot of interest in Mondragon as an example of how to move worker coops beyond small … Continue reading
Posted in Worker Rights Tagged class, Distributism, history, mondragon 5 Comments
Is It Time for Neo-Distributism?
One of the joys of not actually being enrolled in a graduate program arises in the ability to actually read the assigned books from some of the classes! It isn’t that I didn’t complete my assisgnments, but often only a … Continue reading
Posted in Worker Rights Tagged Antigonish, Coady, Distributism, MMCCU, mondragon, syndicalism, Webb 3 Comments
Happy Labor Day!
Well, in most of the world, Labor Day is on May 1st. In the United States, Grover Cleveland made it the first Monday in September specifically to avoid the connection of May 1 and the Haymarket Square Tragedy. The struggle … Continue reading
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