Gleanings

As the world of work and jobs is more uncertain than ever because of various trends impacting it, including the rise of robotics and the gig economy, Cooperatives and the World of Work furthers the debate on the future of work, sustainable development, and the social and solidarity economy of which cooperatives are a fundamental component.

We are accepting proposals for the 2019 Bay Area Western Worker Cooperative Conference!

Presenters will receive registration discounts. All proposals are due by Wednesday, June 19th. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so get your proposal in early! Final programming decisions will be made by the end of June. Our staff are happy to discuss your session proposal ideas - email conference@usworker.coop to get in touch.

Transparency can be radical, especially in an industry as financially oblique as the art world. Last Friday, museum workers began contributing to a Google Spreadsheet documenting their place of employment, salary rates, and demographic details like race and gender. The data points offer crucial insight into the economic hierarchies inside some of the world’s most prestigious museums.

Can cooperation and collaboration trump competition and profit maximization in generating community wealth? Matt Noyes, son of Chinook Bookstore founders Dick and Judy Noyes, [and GEO member -ed.] shares his vision for the variety of ways Colorado Springs can benefit from models of cooperative organization and solidarity economy. There are several cooperatives today in the city of Colorado Springs. The state of Colorado has some of the best cooperative law; it’s a great place to form a cooperative. Listen and learn a lot!

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Micha Josephy will be leading the Cooperative Fund of New England as our new Executive Director, starting June 1, 2019. 

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