In a limited-equity cooperative, members buy a share in the development, which gives them the right to occupy one of the units. Members pay monthly fees to cover maintenance expenses and participate in decision-making around building management. To ensure that limited-equity cooperatives remain affordable, shares have restricted resale values and members must also fit income limitations.

The concept behind Working People is incredibly simple: I talk to working-class folks from around the country, from all walks of life, and I record it. We talk about their life stories. We talk about where they grew up. We talk about family, friends, school, politics, and whatever else comes up. And we talk about their working lives … their dreams, their victories, and their struggles.

There are only a few spots left to join members of NYC co-ops and solidarity economy enterprise for a deep dive into how we work—individually, collectively, and in community. Apply to the Cooperative Leadership Intensive today!

The employee ownership field is gaining visibility and setting more ambitious goals, particularly in the area of co-op conversions (the transfer of ownership in privately held firms to employees through democratically controlled cooperatives). To meet these goals, however, the field will need larger, more diverse but still values-aligned capital to finance these conversions.

TechCollective is a worker-owned and operated tech support cooperative, providing IT services for businesses and nonprofits in the Boston area. We're seeking a full-time Desktop Support technician to work from our office in Cambridge, as well as to work on-site with business customers in the area . This is a customer-facing role providing quick, clear communication and support for clients under service level agreements, as well as the occasional break/fix support issue. This position will work closely with TechCollective team members.

UFCW Canada Local 1400 members working at Saskatoon Co-op have been forced out on strike by a greedy employer who wants to rollback the principles of the co-op movement – principles like fairness and pay equity.

Labor Notes has always emphasized that union power requires democracy. That’s because unions need active members to be strong—and people won’t stay active for long if they don’t have a meaningful say.

Sharing Cities Summit. 14th November.

Nicole Alix (La Coop des Communs), Guillaume Compain (Co-Communs), Martin Van den Borre (CITIES), Mohammed el Youssof (XES), Iris Aviñoa & Fernando Panigua (World Social Forum Barcelona 2019-2020) and Patrice Bessac (Mayor of Montreuil).

From humble beginnings six years ago, Baltimore’s worker-owned roaster and retailer Thread Coffee Roasters has been building a solid local patronage based on mutual benefits through its Community Supported Coffee program, inspired by the community cupported agriculture, or CSA, subscription model.

Four outstanding cooperative leaders will receive the cooperative community’s most prestigious honor on May 8, 2019, when they are inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.

The underlying problem here is the classic problem of business unionism—it confuses growing a movement with selling a product.

Outgoing SEIU Local 775 President David Rolf is the most prominent exponent of this dead-end approach. His new book proposes that unions stay relevant by pursuing nine “value propositions.”

What’s that? Rolf defines a value proposition as “a specific strategy that delivers quantifiable benefits to a recipient through a uniquely differentiated product, service, or intervention that solves a problem or improves a situation.”

Small town residents everywhere know the feeling of declining populations, services, and businesses. But what if rural communities could use their investment dollars to bolster their own economies? With a co-operative, they can.

Epicinium is a strategy game where nature is a finite resource. Thanks to fast, simultaneous turns, you don't waste time waiting for your move. Your economy and troops are influenced by the environment and increasingly severe weather effects. Players balance firepower and preservation of resources, as the victor is scored for how much nature remains when the dust settles.

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Perhaps nothing is more intimidating than a blank page. Being asked to create ‘membership share capital and member rights’ from scratch can damage confidence and interfere with the development process.

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