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The Liberatory Potential of Union Co-ops | Nonprofit Quarterly

By Carmen Huertas-Noble, Missy Risser-Lovings and Christopher Adams Reposted with permission from the Nonprofit Quarterly In this time of COVID-19 and an economic crisis that disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, many are realizing we need an economy that is inclusive and rooted in solidarity to achieve transformative economic justice. An economy based on solidarity must include alternatives to capitalist firms, such…

From the Union Coop Organizing Front

“I am drawn to the concept of coops in part because I think with some federal policy work and more Labor comfort with this model through scaled positive experiences, a union coop could be the ideal employer structure to build both Union and Cooperative membership.   A union gives our members a voice and decision-making power, a worker coop gives them ownership…

The Economic Underdevelopment of Central Appalachia

Presented at the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Virtual Annual Convention Panel Discussion – Building a Worker Cooperative Ecosystem in Central Appalachia by J. Todd Nesbitt, Ph.D., Professor of Geography, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Introduction I would first like to offer a big thanks to all of the ASA folks involved in organizing this virtual conference – a massive task.…

The 1worker1vote Movement’s 2020 Annual Report Summary

Activities, Publications, Mission, Acknowledgements Activities To “show and tell” in humility with resolve to do better, once social lockdown became an official U.S. reality last March, 1 worker1vote, together with the American Sustainable Business Council, Catholic Charities USA, the Urban Manufacturing Alliance and other stakeholders launched a coalition advancing a shared services cooperative design to help frontline healthcare, homecare and emergency response…

Biden-Harris: Build Back Fairer

The enormity of what is happening in America begins to impact consciousness.  Who could not applaud ordinary-extraordinary, every day Americans delivering the mail, counting the votes, saving the infected, those showing up and just doing their jobs, waiting patiently in voter suppressed lines for unconscionable hours while braving a pandemic to exercise their fundamental democratic rights?   Without believing in “Deus Ex…

Press Release | Global Fair Trade Enterprises & Cooperatives Including Worker Cooperatives Joining Forces

Please tweet your support!: #FairTrade + #Coops = win/win! We are joining forces to help more fair trade companies become coops, and to help more coops become fair trade supporters! https://ctt.ac/kL7j1+ Mission: The global COVID-19 pandemic is proving three compelling truths.  First, that there can be no healthy economies without healthy peoples.  Second, that flattening contagion curves compels we flatten inequality pandemic…

“Owning The Libs”: Process As Destiny

Ten days and counting from Presidential Election 2020 reveal many lessons to glean from Pennsylvania starting with its longest serving U.S. Senator and former Senate Judiciary Committee chair. Arlen Specter, who began politics as a Democrat in 1951, switched to the Republican Party during the height of the Vietnam War in 1965 and back to the Democrats at the beginning of…

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