The big news of the season is the framework agreement between the United Steelworkers and MONDRAGON to collaborate in establishing MONDRAGON cooperatives in the manufacturing sector within the United States and Canada - we've initiated a special page tracking ongoing news and opinion on this historic development - please read and contribute!
In this issue:
From Maine, we cover the land purchase by the JED Collective, and an incisive take on the impact of food co-ops on local food systems; from Philadelphia, a report on how the worker-owned Childspace Development Center is thriving after 21 years; from Cleveland, the creation of the worker-owned Evergreen Laundry; and from western Massachusetts, a regional alliance of worker co-ops initiates an important new book project.
- A Joyfully Eventful Day: Celebrating the Justice, Ecology and Democracy Collective's Land Purchase! by the Justice, Ecology and Democracy (JED) Collective
- Co-opted: The Fall Of The Natural Foods Cooperative And What We Can Do About It by Bob St.Peter, Executive Director of The Good Life Center at Forest Farm in Harborside, Maine
- Storytelling for Childcare Advocacy: Childspace Alive and Well After 21 Years! by Christina A. Clamp, Director, Center for Cooperatives and Community Economic Development, and Professor, School of Community Economic Development, Southern New Hampshire University
- Evergreen: Can "Anchor Institutions" Help Revitalize Declining Neighborhoods by Buying from Local Cooperatives?
by Jacquelyn Yates, Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Kent State University
- Regional Alliance of Worker Co-ops to Publish a Movement Book by Michael Johnson, GEO Collective
There's a lot going on this year in solidarity economics - be sure to check out our updated calendar of events.