Grassroots Economic Organizing - Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy https://geo.coop/rss.xml en The Southern Cooperative Movement https://geo.coop/content/southern-cooperative-movement-0 <span>The Southern Cooperative Movement</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/josh-davis" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Josh Davis</span></span> <span>Mon, 04/28/2014 - 14:46</span> <div class="content"> <div><p>Articles about the cooperative movement in the American South.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/Alice%20Wine-Progressive%20Club.jpg" width="558" height="351" alt="Woman standing behind the counter of a cooperative market." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1271&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="95vRmE3yVMgNGHJ9WDzuL_Vbqc6WNxex0zIz-KNFXNM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2014-04-28T12:00:00Z">Mon, 04/28/2014 - 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12:00</time> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:56:32 +0000 Josh Davis 1158 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/reflections-fagor#comments Intentional Communities and Solidarity Economics https://geo.coop/content/intentional-communities-and-solidarity-economics <span>Intentional Communities and Solidarity Economics</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/marty-heyman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marty Heyman</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/26/2013 - 22:00</span> <div class="content"> <div><p>articles about intentional community economics.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/Acorn_Group.jpg" width="640" height="426" alt="residents of the Acorn intentional community." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1044&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="zvnbHT4-aCl051t-TfoRoIh3LVgYXLVhLGQAUBNDuYo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2013-08-26T12:00:00Z">Mon, 08/26/2013 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:00:02 +0000 Marty Heyman 1044 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/intentional-communities-and-solidarity-economics#comments Advancing the Development of Worker Co-ops (ADWC) 2013 https://geo.coop/content/advancing-development-worker-co-ops-adwc-2013 <span>Advancing the Development of Worker Co-ops (ADWC) 2013</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/marty-heyman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marty Heyman</span></span> <span>Mon, 06/24/2013 - 13:36</span> <div class="content"> <div><p>Articles about financing worker cooperatives.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/pv2_10th_anniversary_0.jpg" width="960" height="640" alt="Worker-owners of Pioneer Valley Photo Voltiacs." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1008&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="UacqwxgjU1nT20ulTunE8r77XF7OG9mMqs5CE_NVu84"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2013-06-24T12:00:00Z">Mon, 06/24/2013 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:36:14 +0000 Marty Heyman 1008 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/advancing-development-worker-co-ops-adwc-2013#comments GEO 14: The Anniversary Issue https://geo.coop/content/geo-14-anniversary-issue <span>GEO 14: The Anniversary Issue</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/marty-heyman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marty Heyman</span></span> <span>Sat, 05/04/2013 - 22:29</span> <div class="content"> <div><p>the 30th anniversary issue of GEO.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/nobosses400.jpg" width="400" height="264" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=974&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="RFx2rudGC8frt1kqqLKgtYELDyJqs-0EnwqQt6prAcs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2013-05-04T12:00:00Z">Sat, 05/04/2013 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Sat, 04 May 2013 22:29:48 +0000 Marty Heyman 974 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/geo-14-anniversary-issue#comments GEO 13: The Frank Lindenfeld Memorial https://geo.coop/content/geo-13-frank-lindenfeld-memorial <span>GEO 13: The Frank Lindenfeld Memorial</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/marty-heyman" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Marty Heyman</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/22/2012 - 14:22</span> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=895&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="Z9POKDDLSIv9QpnXTPqh7cWM72XQFavzrYevvPQNle0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2012-08-22T12:00:00Z">Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:22:07 +0000 Marty Heyman 895 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/geo-13-frank-lindenfeld-memorial#comments GEO 11: Lessons for Today from Black Like Me https://geo.coop/content/geo-11-lessons-today-black-me <span>GEO 11: Lessons for Today from Black Like Me</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/ethan" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Ethan</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/11/2012 - 01:39</span> <div class="content"> <div><p>Articles about the legacy of John Howard Griffin's book 'Black Like Me'.</p> </div> </div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/blm%20cover.jpg" width="659" height="447" alt="&quot;&quot;" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Collection type</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/299" hreflang="en">Issue</a></div> </div> <section class="comment-section"> <h3 class="subtitle">Add new comment</h3> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=866&amp;2=comment&amp;3=comment" token="w0FOPe3pGRi3VcshiUk4IHbU7uWm6N_hDNGiosblIRo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2012-04-15T12:00:00Z">Sun, 04/15/2012 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:39:42 +0000 Ethan 866 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/content/geo-11-lessons-today-black-me#comments Willy Street Co-op workers unionize https://geo.coop/node/5027 <span> Willy Street Co-op workers unionize </span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/josh-davis" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Josh Davis</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:07</span> <div class="content"> <div><img alt="Willy Street Co-op." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4925afac-0430-40c9-9832-2f8fa1cc7d78" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/willy-st-co-op-logoCOLOR300dpi.jpg" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <blockquote> <p>Employees voted 249-40 on Sept. 5 in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board to unionize and join the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, also known as UE. Willy Street Co-op workers are now part of UE Local 1186.</p> <p>[...]</p> <p>Co-op workers have called for changes including an attendance policy that doesn’t penalize sick days, just cause for disciplinary action, a formal grievance procedure and more input into company decision-making. The specific negotiation points haven’t been decided yet.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://madison.com/wsj/business/willy-street-co-op-workers-unionize/article_655c8e06-23e2-58e4-9da4-fa39a55f245e.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read the rest at the Wisconsin State Journal</a></p> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Insert an image into the text</div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/willy-st-co-op-logoCOLOR300dpi.jpg" width="1372" height="382" alt="Willy Street Co-op logo." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2019-10-11T12:00:00Z">Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 16:07:31 +0000 Josh Davis 5027 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/node/5027#comments NASCO Institute 2019 https://geo.coop/node/5026 <span>NASCO Institute 2019</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/josh-davis" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Josh Davis</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:52</span> <div class="content"> <div><figure role="group" class="align-center"><img alt="Cooperate Locally. Image by NASCO." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d655fc84-a33d-482c-84d0-158c67449318" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/cooperate-locally-NASCO_0.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Image via <a href="https://www.nasco.coop/institute">NASCO</a></em></figcaption></figure><blockquote> <h4>NASCO Institute is our flagship annual conference, perfect for cooperators of all skill levels.</h4> <h4>The conference will take place November 8-10 in Austin, TX.</h4> <p>Cooperatives have long embodied self-help and mutual aid. This year’s theme, Cooperate Locally, will encourage us to take a look at how we have built cooperatives with and for our whole community. This theme will delve into the hard work of grassroots organizing as well as the mindfulness it takes to co-create with existing neighborhoods when starting a new cooperative. All over North America, there are pockets of cooperation that collectively we recognize as the cooperative movement. </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.nasco.coop/institute" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more and register at NASCO</a></p> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Insert an image into the text</div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/cooperate-locally-NASCO.jpg" width="1152" height="604" alt="Cooperate Locally" title="Cooperate Locally" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2019-10-11T12:00:00Z">Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:52:01 +0000 Josh Davis 5026 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/node/5026#comments Register For GEO's Friday Session at ECWD! https://geo.coop/node/5025 <span>Register For GEO&#039;s Friday Session at ECWD!</span> <span><span lang="" about="/users/josh-davis" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Josh Davis</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:53</span> <div class="content"> <div><blockquote> <h3 class="widget-title">ADWC V: Strengthening Peer-to-Peer Organizing in the Worker Cooperative Movement</h3> <div class="siteorigin-widget-tinymce textwidget"> <p><em>9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Lunch Included</em></p> </div> <p>At GEO's fifth conference of Advancing the Development of Worker Cooperatives (ADWC), our theme is, "Strengthening Peer to Peer Organizing in the Worker Cooperative Movement." We will focus on worker-owners sharing best practices and lessons learned from volunteer peer to peer support. The information we have been gathering from grassroots efforts around the US and internationally, affirms that building a strong Peer to Peer Network may be a necessary requirement to encourage the interest and growth of worker cooperatives, especially democratic and/or self-managing worker cooperatives. Our preliminary research has indicated that direct peer to peer organizing strengthens and deepens education, best practices, worker-owner agency, and mutual support in the movement, in critical ways that third-party mediations do not. We hope to bring together worker-owners who are doing great local work, often as volunteers, to facilitate peer learning and participation, cross training and creative learning, and policy work with city governments and nonprofits to hash out best practices and learn from each other. The hope is that the outcome will support existing p2p activity and catalyze more such activity, to further strengthen worker cooperatives across the country.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://info.usworker.coop/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&amp;id=260" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Register by Friday, October 11th</a></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Insert an image into the text</div> <div> <div> <figure class="image no-upscale"> <img src="/sites/default/files/2019-10/ECWD-icon-sm.png" width="100" height="95" alt="ECWD logo." title="ECWD logo." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="label">Publication date</div> <div><time datetime="2019-10-10T12:00:00Z">Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:53:10 +0000 Josh Davis 5025 at https://geo.coop https://geo.coop/node/5025#comments