GLEANINGS

Your organization can lend valuable support to the worker co-op movement and receive exposure to a rapidly growing and passionate audience by sponsoring Own the Change. This documentary will have a wide viewership, online and in person, and its audience consists of influential people: city councilors, educators, and community organizers, as well as the general public.

WHEREAS, our employers are earning record profits while the wages of working families stagnate; and

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WHEREAS, worker ownership has proven to be fruitful when ownership means much more than just the value of a share; and

WHO: This event is for cooperative folk under age 35 who are interested in the cooperative model and movement.

HOW: We have a sliding scale for registration (25-200$), free lodging for the out-o-towners, and free access to rent-a-bike, too!

Part farm, part food hub, Our Harvest is the first union worker-owned food cooperative in North America — and it’s based here in Cincinnati’s College Hill neighborhood.

The human response to unfairness evolved in order to support long-term cooperation, according to a research team from Georgia State University and Emory University.

For a year now, more than 180 local businesses in what is called the "Bangladesh" slum near the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa have used their own colorful currency alongside the Kenya shilling.

Stereotypes of technophobe, straw-chewing farmers abound, but the truth is our food system is highly industrialized, mechanized, and computerized—overly so if you ask me. It’s also a largely closed, proprietary system that’s designed to keep the pesky public out.

In June, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture alerted the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg that their seed library was in violation of the Pennsylvania Seed Act of 2004. According to officials, the library would have to follow the prohibitively expensive procedures of large-scale commercial seed companies or only offer commercial seed.

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