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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I subscribe to a belief that the leadership of our movements come from the masses. Leaders don’t create movements, movements create leaders. At each critical juncture, the people propel the individual that they need forward. Yesterday, our community lost such … Continue reading
Tomorrow, people who live in Dane County and believe in co-operatives have 3 great reasons to vote tomorrow.
The first is JoAnne Kluppenburg who is running for Supreme Court–she will provide a better balance on the court by being an independent … Continue reading
An interesting debate is happening here in Madison. What role should government play in helping to build the co-operative movement? In the backdrop of the corporatist take0ver of Wisconsin, many might be rather skeptical of the government. Certainly, trusting the … Continue reading