GLEANINGS

In 2006, Daniela Salazar, then a 22-year-old mother of two, was making about $7.25 an hour doing restaurant work and housecleaning. For three hours every month, she also stood on the street in Brooklyn with 12 other women passing out flyers, rain or shine (and sometimes snow).

For some time now, I’ve been trying to find a way to characterise two different kinds of co-operation: one that is a constant of our social life, another that aims to bring about social change.

Having thought about in different ways, I wonder if the simplest way to express it is to talk about everyday co-operation and transformational co-operation.

Our “The Time Is Ripe” Capital Campaign is underway. It’s your opportunity to fund the development of the store that’s being built by you and your neighbors to serve the needs of you, your families, and your community.

In 2002 I described United Diversity as “a member owned and stakeholder governed network of mutual advantage.” In truth, it was aspirational.

Cooperative Home Care Associates has 2,300 workers who enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. With an investment of $1.2 million into the cooperative sector, New York City is hoping to build on the group's success.

The FIC bookstore now offers A Manual for Group Facilitators at a reduced price in print ($13) or as a digital download ($10).

Quebec City, Canada, August 14, 2014 — The cooperative model offers sustainable solutions to many of the socioeconomic challenges faced by South American countries, as reflected on the ground. In Argentina for example, the social economy currently generates 10% of the country’s GDP.

I thought it would be interesting to compare two contrasting articles I have read about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and their predicted impacts on ‘business as usual’. I think it is fairly uncontroversial to speculate that cryptocurrencies are going to be disruptive to existing banking and monetary systems, even to a layman trying to get an overview of the subject like myself.

We have a part time production position available. Email jobs@justcoffee.coop with your resume.

 

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