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Unions in America

In 2006, Gary Chaison published a book discussing the modern state of labor unions entitled Unions in America. It available from SAGE Publications. Prof. Chaison teaches industrial relations at the Graduate School of Management at Clark University in Worcester, MA.
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Back to Regular Posts

Hello, for those of you that still periodically check out this page.
This is small note to mention that new, regular posts will begin on Monday, September 16, 2013.
I know that I have made this promise before. It is different this … Continue reading

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Bosses Day? Blech.

A reader just noted that today is Boss’s Day. I posted about it on this site a couple of years ago (http://www.cooperativeconsult.com/blog/?p=99). It is still repugnant, but I am happy to report that my coop has since gotten rid of … Continue reading

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Cabot Creamery Cooperative Contest

For those of you with kids in middle school: Grades 6-8
 
“The farmers of Cabot Creamery Cooperative want to reward those that give back to their communities – a pillar of the cooperative ideal,” said Cabot Community & Education Program Manager, … Continue reading

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Great Negotiators

What is the role of “management” in a worker co-operative?
In some, it seems that they take over, effectively adopting the role of Agency in the organization and turn the membership, the workers, into passive actors in their own enterprise. In … Continue reading

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Mega-Academic Coop Conference for IYC12

CALL FOR PAPERS
Cooperating for Change
in the International Year of Cooperatives
June 24th-27th, 2012
University of Quebec at Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The United Nations had declared 2012 to be the International Year of Cooperatives. In response, cooperative organizations around the world have been planning … 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 and … Continue reading

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California Takes the Lead

In the never ending effort to advance our movement of worker co-operatives, California has long been at the vanguard. In addition to being home to some of the longest lasting worker co-operatives, the Western Worker Co-operative Conference is one of … Continue reading

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The North American Worker Co-operative Conference

From October 11-15 in Quebec City, Canada, worker co-operators will be attending two exciting conferences. The first is the Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference and the second is the first North American Worker Co-operative conference. People can learn more … Continue reading

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Join the Battle of Wisconsin

My friend (and a MULO Alumnus) sent the following–please follow his advice:
Jim Holperin needs our help… and he needs it now. As you all know, Holperin is the Democratic Senator from Eagle River, one of the Fab 14, … Continue reading

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