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September/October Newsletter

Here is a link to the September/October 2012 CWCF Newsletter, full of interesting stories, particularly pertaining to the 2012 Québec Summit on Co-operatives. You can read it here.
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A Technology Freelancer's Guide To Starting a Worker Cooperative | American Worker Cooperative

A Technology Freelancer's Guide To Starting a Worker Cooperative | American Worker Cooperative | Workercoops | Scoop.it
A Technology Freelancer's Guide To Starting a Worker Cooperative http://t.co/KxglGRFg #coops #neweconomy...
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CICOPA will contribute to the Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives 2012 - Co-Operative News

CICOPA will contribute to the Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives 2012 - Co-Operative News | Workercoops | Scoop.it
CICOPA will contribute to the Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives 2012Co-Operative NewsThe representatives of CICOPA Bruno Roelants, Secretary General and Rebecca Kemble, President of CICOPA-North America and the US Federation of Worker...
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Spanish co-op weathers financial storm

Spanish co-op weathers financial storm | Workercoops | Scoop.it
The world’s largest worker-owned co-operative remains strong despite Spain's financial woes.
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Scott & Fyfe to move to employee ownership

Scott & Fyfe to move to employee ownership | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Tayport A forward thinking Scottish industrial textiles manufacturer is planning to put ownership of its business into the hands of its employees.
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Economic Update: "History of Workers Coops" - Truth-Out

Economic Update: "History of Workers Coops" - Truth-Out | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Economic Update: "History of Workers Coops"Truth-OutExtended interview with John Curl, author of For All the People, on hidden US history of workers' cooperative enterprises.
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Studies Continue to Find that Employee Ownership Can be a Boost to Companies and Employees

Studies Continue to Find that Employee Ownership Can be a Boost to Companies and Employees | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, employee owned company Automated Packaging Systems of Streetsboro, Ohio, was rated 8th among the Top Work Places in Northeast Ohio for the second year.
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Launch of the documentary “Together - How cooperatives show resilience to the ... - Co-Operative News

Launch of the documentary “Together - How cooperatives show resilience to the ...Co-Operative NewsCECOP-CICOPA Europe is the European confederation of cooperatives and other employee-owned enterprises that are active in industry, services and...
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Workers' cooperative defies crisis #alternative #spain #euro ...

Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. In a country in the grip of austerity, the village mayor, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, ...
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OEOC Co-op Development research goes International during the Year of the Cooperative.

OEOC Co-op Development research goes International during the Year of the Cooperative. | Workercoops | Scoop.it
The OEOC was recently contacted by a center in South Korea, iCOOP Cooperative Institute, to request permission to translate the OEOC's "Solidarity as a Business Model; A Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives Manual" into Korean and make it available on...
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When the workers run the show - FT.com

When the workers run the show - FT.com | Workercoops | Scoop.it

Richmond Spokes, the bike shop where he works, has no boss and no owner. It is just months away from becoming a fully-fledged worker-owned co-operative, where all six employees have an equal share in the company and an equal say in how it is run. That sense of power and purpose is something Mr Johnson never had at his previous job doing computer repairs. “The computer store was just another job,” he says. “Every day when I was going to work for the man, I had to keep repairing my bike just to get to the job. I thought, why not just focus on fixing the bikes.

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Our Story: Mondragon

At Mondragon you can find a cooperative university, cooperative banks, and a very profitable worker owned manufacturing cooperative. If you look into Mondragon a bit you can gain a good insight into worker owned ...
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Succession planning and employee empowerment (Pembrokeshire)

Succession planning and employee empowerment (Pembrokeshire) | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Succession planning and employee empowerment
Join us for a free, no obligation one-to-one session to explore the potential benefits of employee ownership options, share incentive approaches and employee based succession planning.
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Networking Events - NCBA Annual Meeting

Networking Events - NCBA Annual Meeting | Workercoops | Scoop.it
NCBA Annual Meeting - (Cool documentary, "Shift Change", on worker #coops & such, screening in Seattle today at 6:30 http://t.co/sXi0vzzo...)...
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"Together. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis" - Vereinte Nationen (UNO)

"Together. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis" - Vereinte Nationen (UNO) | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Vereinte Nationen (UNO)"Together. How cooperatives show resilience to the crisis"Vereinte Nationen (UNO)The examples filmed include a mineral water factory in Poland founded more than 60 years ago (Muszynianka), a French company in crisis acquired...
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Mondragon Coops Make Waves All the Way to California ...

Mondragon Coops Make Waves All the Way to California ... | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Sometimes tagged as “hippie capitalism,” worker co-operatives are also seen by some as another tool for fostering business as the US economy remains in the doldrums. According to the US Federation of Worker ...
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How to set up a co-operative - part one

How to set up a co-operative - part one | Workercoops | Scoop.it
With co-operatives enjoying a renaissance, this is the first in a three part series from specialists at Co-operatives UK on how to set up a co-operative.
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Employee-Owned Businesses Reaching Milestones and Voicing Importance of ESOP

Employee-Owned Businesses Reaching Milestones and Voicing Importance of ESOP | Workercoops | Scoop.it
In these recent announcements from the ESOP world, the importance of employee-ownership is highlighted as companies reach milestones or prepare for transitions:  On September 10, Stow-Glen Retirement Village of Stow, Ohio announced the celebration...
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Spreading the loaf: A bakers cooperative with a vision for change ...

Spreading the loaf: A bakers cooperative with a vision for change ... | Workercoops | Scoop.it
They're also exploring a transition to a worker-cooperative model, similar to the Bay Area's Arizmendi bakeries, where every employee is actually a co-owner, too. “We're trying to do a hybrid model where workers have ...
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The worker co-operative economy needs you!

The worker co-operative economy needs you! | Workercoops | Scoop.it
I have not done a blog for far too long so apologies! The worker co-operative council of Co-operatives UK recently met and wanted to share with members some of their work and actions to grow the worker co-operative sector.
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The Evergreen Cooperatives Toolkit

"The Evergreen Toolkit Evergreen’s employee-owned, for-profit companies are based locally and hire locally. Worker-owners at Evergreen earn a living wage and build equity in the firms as owners of the business.
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Register now for the International Meeting on Worker Cooperatives! - Co-Operative News

Register now for the International Meeting on Worker Cooperatives! - Co-Operative News | Workercoops | Scoop.it
The cooperative model of employee-run businesses is going to become increasingly popular in the coming years, due to its ability to adapt to a wide variety of economic sectors, making it a viable alternative to the classic business, according to Bruno Roelants, Secretary General of the International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers' Co-operatives (CICOPA). For example, worker cooperatives can be found in fields as diverse as forestry, food services, micro-breweries, ambulance services, manufacturing, communications, computers, and many others.
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New App from NCBA helps Consumers "Live Cooperatively"

New App from NCBA helps Consumers "Live Cooperatively" | Workercoops | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the National Cooperative Business Association, in partnership with Co-operatives UK and National Cooperative Bank, announced the release of a new mobile App to help consumers identify local cooperatives.  The App is a free...
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Basque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slump - BBC News

Basque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slump - BBC News | Workercoops | Scoop.it
BBC NewsBasque co-operative Mondragon defies Spain slumpBBC NewsHere lies the headquarters of Mondragon, reckoned to be the world's largest worker co-operative. The name is the same as the town's, when translated from Basque into Spanish.
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Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union 2012 Edition

The Japan Workers’ Co-operative Union (JWCU), founded in 1979, represents and unites worker co-operatives throughout Japan. Each worker cooperative is owned  and democratically controlled by the worker-members and dedicated to creating jobs to promote the well-being of communities through associated work of the members
and community residents.


JWCU consists of 63 member organizations, including primarily worker co-operatives, older persons’ co-operatives and affiliated organizations, embracing 11,867 worker-members in total as of March 2010.

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