The Occupation of Workplace Democracy: Challenges and solutions for a solidarity economy


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The Occupation of Workplace Democracy: Challenges and solutions for a solidarity economy

Part two of an interview with Cheyenna Weber of SolidarityNYC

by Dru Oja Jay

March 8, 2012

Blogger's Note:  I posted Part One of Dru's interview several weeks ago. My work load and the overhauling of our web site (which is off to a great start with many wonderful things to come) kept me from posting the second part. Here's a link for Part One. The beginning of Part Two and a link to it is below.)

In this, the second and concluding part of an email dialogue about the work of SolidarityNYC, Cheyenna Weber discusses the challenge of cooperative self-management in the context of social movements like Occupy Wall Street.

It's interesting that the barriers to starting a co-op, are not money or expertise but stable and trusting relationships. In your experience so far, what does it look like to build those kind of relationships successfully?

Rest of Part Two is at

http://montreal.mediacoop.ca/story/occupy-workplace-democracy/10153

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