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: November 2010
Local Schmochal! Shop Co-op.
It is “cyber Monday” which follows “black Friday” for those of us in the US (and I imagine Canada to some extent. In any event, the Holiday shopping season has opened. Since I don’t have anything heavy to write about … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Fair Trade, solidarity 3 Comments
Business or Democracy? Why Is That Even a Question?
“To be successful, co-ops must lead with a competitive, quality product, not their cooperative values.” “The is no mission, if there isn’t a margin.” Sound familiar? I’ve heard both in the last couple of days. The latter was part of … Continue reading
Posted in Movement Tagged self-responsibility 2 Comments
The US Labor Culture: Does It Exist?
I had an interesting conversation this weekend with a long-time activist in labor and social justice circles. During our talk, we discussed how Mondragon works, the sense of solidarity within their ranks and the difficulty of creating that solidarity in … Continue reading
Posted in Movement 2 Comments
The Three Dimensional Business Integration
The people who work in our businesses are not two dimensional, why should the structure be? If you have studied business, or even US history, you have likely heard the term “vertical integration”. This concept was developed by US Steel … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Human Relations Tagged Management, mondragon, syndicalism 2 Comments
Beginning a Thousand Mile Journey
Let’s forget about tomorrow. Not because, as the song goes, it never comes, but because the election that happens tomorrow will have little effect on the worker co-ops of 2040 (or even 2011 for that matter). We need to think … Continue reading
Posted in 2040, Human Relations Tagged development, labor movement 3 Comments