Voting is at the core of every worker cooperative. We vote on pretty much everything. It’s not the fastest way to get things done, but it does result in the fairest and wisest decisions. Looking back over the last several years, we see decisions and policies that haven’t been the fairest or the wisest. We… Read More »Today’s the day! But so is every day.
It’s a well-known conundrum that child care is very expensive, and yet child-care workers make very low wages. Co-ops are good at solving such problems. If you’re in child care, or you might like to be, this is the video for you. It’s a modified version of MCDC’s Co-ops 101 webinar geared specifically to this… Read More »Our latest video is on how to form a child-care co-op!
The best-known of the cooperative principles is Principle 6, “Cooperation among cooperatives.” So, it only made sense that when MCDC started talking with the South Central Wisconsin Hemp Cooperative about processing, marketing, and distributing hemp products, that we would form another co-op. Fast-forward to today, and the Madison CBD Co-op is about to incorporate. Here… Read More »The Madison Cannabis Co-op
8:00 PM on Zoom. Register here. How is our local government preparing for our economic future? Can cooperatives play a stronger role in strengthening our local economy? Learn how two U.S. cities with long, rich cooperative histories—Madison, Wisconsin and Oakland, California—created initiatives to dedicate municipal funds to strengthen cooperative development and build economic resiliency. Featuring Rebecca… Read More »Tomorrow! The Age of Co-opportunity
Join the Chicago-based Co-op Ed Center on October 29 at 6:00 PM (Central Time) for a lively exploration of the benefits, opportunities, and challenges of forming a member-owned and democratically led Professional Services Cooperatives. Featuring Panelists from: ReStorying Consulting Cooperative, niNA Collective, and Derute Consulting Cooperative Moderated by: Joan Fadayiro of Coop 4 Lib SPONSORS:… Read More »Starting your worker-owned cooperative: from idea to action
Worker Justice Wisconsin is the only workers’ rights center in the state, and has been able to recover over a million and a half dollars in stolen wages over the years. (Did you know that wage theft adds up to nearly as much as all other forms of theft combined?) WJW has a history of… Read More »Worker Justice Wisconsin
Madison now has a new high school! After two years of talking and planning, Milestone Democratic School opened its doors last month. It is one of only a small handful of schools in the country to be operated democratically by its teachers, staff, parents, and even the students themselves. Within the school, the teachers have… Read More »Get It Right Cooperative
As the pandemic drags on, more and more is happening online. Perhaps you’ve noticed! We at MCDC are attending and presenting at an ever-growing list of online conferences. On Wednesday, Charity will be part of a panel on State And Local Ecosystems as part of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)/CLUSA International Co-op Impact Conference… Read More »Upcoming webinars
The role of African-Americans in the co-op movement is often overlooked, but people like Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard are trying to change that. She is best known for her book, “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice.” Madison Worker Cooperatives, better known as MadWorC, will be reading it as the inaugural… Read More »The African-American co-op movement
The Mutual Aid Workspace (“the MAW”) is the large space you find yourself in when you walk into the iconic Social Justice Center on Willy Street. But it’s much more than just a space. It’s a project of the Madison Mutual Aid Network, (website and Facebook), and is intended to allow its member organizations (which… Read More »The Mutual Aid Workspace!