The focus of conventional employment policy is on creating ‘more work’. People without work and in receipt of benefits are viewed as a drain on the state and in need of assistance or direct coercion to get them into work.
Sebastian: The cooperative economy is a sleeping giant. There are at least 30,000 U.S. cooperatives with $3T in assets, $654B in annual revenues, $75B in wages and benefits and 875,000 jobs directly created.
Watch a 2012 interview Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman did with Mikel Lezamiz, director of Cooperative Dissemination at the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in Spain's Basque Country. He describes how the ...
by Sharryn Kasmir, Hofstra University, USA In the wake of financial crisis and anti-austerity uprisings, there is growing interest in the US and Europe in nurturing non-capitalist social relations and solidarity economies: academics and advocates argue that worker-owned coops secure […]
During a busy lunch rush at a typical Chipotle restaurant, there are 20 steaks on the grill, and workers preparing massive batches of guacamole and seamlessly swapping out pans of ingredients. Compared to most fast-food chains, Chipotle favors...
Your co-op or affinity group already has lots of ways to communicate online. So why is it so hard to make consensus decisions between meetings?
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