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Managing Old Industries: A lesson for aging coops

Last week, Mondragon’s General Consul announced that it had decided to cease its efforts to stabilize the FAGOR Cooperative Group. FAGOR electronics makes kitchen appliances: stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and even pressure cookers. It is the original Mondragon cooperative that began … Continue reading

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Mifflin St. Co-op to Close?

One of the student paper’s on the UW-Madison campus, The Daily Cardinal, ran a story about the potential closing of Madison’ s oldest grocery cooperative, Mifflin St. Co-op. The Capital Times also ran a story in which the end seems … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Doesn’t Always Work

During 2006, The US Worker Cooperative movement suffered a couple of losses! Interestingly, both were subjects of a 2003 documentary on US Worker Co-ops called “Beyond the Bottom Line: American Worker Cooperatives” by Headlamp Pictures. It is always disappointing to … Continue reading

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