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Suma Wins Prestigious ‘People and Culture’ Award!

Suma Wins Prestigious ‘People and Culture’ Award! | Workercoops | Scoop.it
We are thrilled to announce that we are the proud winners of the Phillip Baxendale 'People and Culture' award!
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Hazel Corcoran - Current Worker Co-op Context in Canada (english).mts

October 14 2011, Québec City. North American Worker Co-operative Conference.
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Melissa Hoover - Current Worker Co-op Context in the United States (english).mts

October 14 2011, Québec City. North American Worker Co-operative Conference. Melissa Hoover, Executive Director of the United States Federation of Worker Coo...
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The emerging cooperative counter-economy in the U.S. - Infoshop ...

“A more communal twist to entrepreneurial development is popping up across the country: worker cooperative incubation programs for low-income folks. Third Coast Workers for Cooperation, a new nonprofit in Austin, ...
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Co-operatives will help build Mexico, says President Felipe Calderón

Co-operatives will help build Mexico, says President Felipe Calderón | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Mexico President Felipe Calderón has pledged his country's support to the co-operative business model and to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives.
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Get Occupied With The Co-op Movement

Get Occupied With The Co-op Movement | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Despite the ability of co-ops to offer clear solutions and leadership (two areas where critics crap on Occupiers for sucking harder than an airplane toilet), the Co-op Movement admittedly falls short in one area where Occupy thrives: grabbing...
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Dollars & Sense « Third Coast Workers For Cooperation

Dollars & Sense « Third Coast Workers For Cooperation | Workercoops | Scoop.it

How thousands of co-ops, worker-owned businesses, land trusts, and municipal enterprises are quietly beginning to democratize the deep substructure of the American economic system.

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Powered by people

Powered by people | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Featuring Winnipeg worker co-op Organic Planet. "Stephen Kirk has never liked the idea of slaving away for 'the man' for a living. Instead, the 38-year-old goes to work at a local co-operative where he and five other members are both simultaneously bosses and workers." - Winnipeg Free Press.

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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.

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Capitalism vs. the Climate | The Nation

Capitalism vs. the Climate | The Nation | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Check out Naomi Klein's article - "Omar Freilla, one of the founders of Green Worker Cooperatives in the South Bronx, told me that the experience in direct democracy that thousands are having in plazas and parks has been, for many, “like flexing a muscle you didn’t know you had.” And, he says, now they want more democracy—not just at a meeting but also in their community planning and in their workplaces."

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2012 National Worker Cooperative Conference | US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

2012 National Worker Cooperative Conference | US Federation of Worker Cooperatives | Workercoops | Scoop.it

The 4th National Worker Cooperative Conferece is accepting workshop proposals from now until the 15th of December. Contribute your ideas and celebrate the International Year of Cooperatives in Boston, MA on June 22-24, 2012.

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Cooperatives find new relevancy helping East Bay low-wage workers - San Jose Mercury News

Cooperatives find new relevancy helping East Bay low-wage workers - San Jose Mercury News | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Not just for utopianists and hipsters anymore, worker-owned cooperatives helping some find a path out of poverty (RT @WorkerCoop: Article - Cooperatives find new relevancy helping East Bay low-wage workers.
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The Replication of Arizmendi Bakery: A Model of the Democratic Worker Cooperative Movement | Grassroots Economic Organizing

The Replication of Arizmendi Bakery: A Model of the Democratic Worker Cooperative Movement | Grassroots Economic Organizing | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Scary diagram of worker #coops @ArizmendiBakery organisational structure; but i like it. http://t.co/vI83tjXj

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Business Ownership by Workers: Are Worker Cooperatives a Viable Option?

One possible strategy for both succession and new business development is employee ownership.  New business formation as an employee-owned firm or cooperative may have some advantages over formation as a sole proprietorship or partnership: pooling...
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Shareable: Resources From Share NY

Launch startup on <$5K; Start worker co-op, coworking space, crowdfunded project; & more ShareNY goodies http://t.co/lCrdePmW...
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As Deficit Super Committee Fails 'Occupy' Activists In Washington, DC Provide Inspiring Plan for US Economy - OpEd

As Deficit Super Committee Fails 'Occupy' Activists In Washington, DC Provide Inspiring Plan for US Economy - OpEd | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Worker ownership and cooperatives are highlighted in the section, "Democratizing the Economy, Shifting Economic Power, Wealth and Ownership to all Citizens in the United States."

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Submit a Workshop Proposal - 2012 Conference | US Federation of Worker Cooperatives

Submit a Workshop Proposal - 2012 Conference | US Federation of Worker Cooperatives | Workercoops | Scoop.it
RT @USFWC: Submit a workshop proposal for the National Worker Cooperative Conference!
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Congressman Fattah Asks his Colleagues to Support the National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 | Campaign for Coops

Congressman Fattah Asks his Colleagues to Support the National Cooperative Development Act of 2011 | Campaign for Coops | Workercoops | Scoop.it

The National Cooperative Development Act is here. Now is the time to rally support for the bill and publicize it to the larger cooperative community. Go to >>> campaign.coop to read the bill, get talking points and find out more ways to support this bill.

On Tuesday, November 22, 2011 NCBA (National Cooperative Business Association) will be hosting a webinar on GoToMeeting to tell us about the bill, what impact it has and what we can do to make cooperative development in the US a reality. Space is limited so reserve your seat now!

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More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses (Gotham Gazette, Nov 2011)

More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses (Gotham Gazette, Nov 2011) | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Gotham Gazette's Community Development Topic Page. This month's article is More Low-Wage Workers Become Their Own Bosses by Carla Murphy. "Within four years, Sí Se Puede’s worker-owners, many of whom did not speak fluent English, tripled their wages to as much as $25-an-hour. Last year's open house to recruit new members drew over 90 applications for 13 spots."

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Eighth Day Vegetarian Healthfood Shop and Cafe in Manchester United Kingdom

Eighth Day Vegetarian Healthfood Shop and Cafe in Manchester United Kingdom | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Providing excellent vegetarian and vegan cuisine, a huge range of vegetarian foods, vitamins, supplements, organic wine, cruelty-free cosmetics, homeopathic remedies, eco-friendly products and much more.
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John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011

John Lewis Christmas Advert 2011 "For gifts you can't wait to give" There is something even more wonderful than receiving the perfect gift, and that is knowi... (RT @theboyler: RT @WalkersRambles: V clever xmas ad from John Lewis.
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A constructive response to 9/11: survivors create worker-owned restaurants

A constructive response to 9/11: survivors create worker-owned restaurants | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Colors is a worker-owned restaurant in NYC. Watch this video highlighting the restaurants creation from the result of the World Trade Center collapse in 20o1.

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Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It

Best Job in the Neighborhood—And They Own It | Workercoops | Scoop.it
How worker co-ops are expanding despite the rust-belt economy.
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Legislation change helps put co-operatives on a more equal footing | Co-operatives UK

Legislation change helps put co-operatives on a more equal footing | Co-operatives UK | Workercoops | Scoop.it

A Legislative Reform Order (LRO) is a legal procedure that government can use to remove or reduce burdens resulting from legislation. This LRO applies specifically to Industrial and Provident Societies and credit unions, making changes in three key areas:

Age Limits. The LRO allows people 16 and under to become members of co-operatives and those 16 and over to stand for committees or boards;

Share Capital. The £20,000 limit on share capital will now apply only to withdrawable shares; there will no longer be a limit on non-withdrawable, i.e. transferable, shares;

Interim Accounts. The LRO allows societies to publish un-audited interim accounts provided they are clearly identified and published alongside the most recent audited accounts. This is a change that will save co-operative businesses thousands of pounds in expense.

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Starting Worker Cooperatives Through Dialogue - un knol de B. F. Galbraith

BFGalbraith's 2006 master's thesis on how he used "Bohm Dialogue" type conversation to start a successful worker cooperative.
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