@LeoSammallahti @GuerillaOntologist I agree with Josh's points and would add the problem with donated labor is that it diminishes the value of labor overall. I recognize that there are times (such as legal help) which challenging the power structure requires specific expertise (and this labor can be captured by charging higher rates overall), but tech isn't one of them. Unions pay their staff (who will be distributing these funds).
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“To have faith in solidarity means to believe in others as much as we believe in ourselves and to measure others’ actions with the same yardstick we use to measure our own.” (Arizmendiaretta, p. 126, 305)
The other day, I was … Continue reading
In thumbing through Don José María Arizmendiaretta’s book of reflections (Pensamientos), I came across a neat quote regarding the value of criticism and acknowledging that co-operatives do not ensure perfection.
“We do not apologize for shortcomings that may be pointed out … Continue reading
One of the last workshops of the National Worker Co-operative Conference introduced the Co-operative Index to a United States audience. Before going into the details of this tool, it needs to have a bit of the history explained.
In 2005, Johnston … Continue reading
“Cooperatives,” states the background paper on the Cooperative Identity, ” are based on equality. The basic unit of the Co-operative is the member, who is either a human being or a grouping of human beings. This basis in human personality … Continue reading