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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

GEO #4 (vol. II) : Land, Food, Childcare, Laundry, and a Book

November 9, 2009

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.

Angela Peace with child


There's a lot going on this year in solidarity economics - be sure to check out our updated calendar of events.

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