Gleanings

As the movement for economic and workplace democracy continues to grow, we think it is vitally important that nonprofit organizations also internalize and practice workplace democracy.

There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan.

Debate between the credit union and banking sectors over tax and regulation turned fierce this month when Alex Sanchez, president and chief executive of the Florida Bankers Association, called for an end to “corporate welfare” for credit unions.

Valerie felt the need to start a union at The Creamery because neither the GM nor the board would hear her complaint about being paid substantially less than her male predecessors. She says the board kept reiterating that, as an operational matter, her pay was out of their hands, and solely at the discretion of the GM. But when she would raise the matter with the GM, he would deflect as well.

People who want to work for a democratically run business can now search for vacancies on a dedicated jobs and recruitment website.

Launched in April 2019, Democraticjobs.coop advertises jobs at worker co-operatives. The website was developed by Glowbox Design, a worker owned digital agency from London, with funding from the Solidarity Economy Association’s Principle Six Plus Fund.

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