Monthly Archives: October 2011

Welcome, Year of the Coop! #coop

Today, marks the official beginning of the United Nations’ International Year of the Cooperative. This took a lot of work on the part of the International Cooperative Association and now it is our responsibility as members of cooperatives to make … Continue reading

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Speaking of Laws: CA AB1161

In my last year on the board of the US Federation of Worker Coops, I pushed for a 10 year plan that would, among other things, attempt to enact laws specific to worker cooperatives in at least 5  more states … Continue reading

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We Need New Laws

Over the weekend, I wrote my Assembly Representative, Mark Pocan. The last time that the Democrats held the majority, Rep. Pocan co-chaired the powerful Joint Committee on Finance. Of course, today, his party is in the minority of a very … Continue reading

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Report from Quebec City

US Federation President Rebecca Kemble blogs from the North American Worker Cooperative Conference. http://www.progressive.org/worker_co_op_movement.html

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North American Worker Coop Conference This Week

If you happen to be near Quebec City this week, two exciting conferences will be taking place. The first is about business succession planning with an emphasis of selling businesses to one’s employees. The second in the first ever conference … Continue reading

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What are you doing for National Co-op Month?

There are some great opportunities for celebrating National Cooperative Month. The fist North American Worker Cooperative Conference will be held in Quebec City, Quebec from October 11-15. The cheapest way to get to Canada is to fly to Burlington, VT … Continue reading

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