Debido a unas complicaciones, se nos obligó postergar la presentación de mañana, “Una introducción a las cooperativas”. Les avisaremos de la nueva fecha lo antes posible. Disculpen la molestia. Due to certain complications, we have found it necessary to postpone tomorrow’s presentation, “Co-ops 101 in Spanish.” We will publicize the new date as soon as… Read More »¡Se posterga la presentación de mañana!
English follows. Una cosa que probamos con éxito el año pasado fue hacer nuestras presentaciones sobre las cooperativas de trabajo en español. En este año lo vamos a hacer varias veces. La primera será el 25 de enero. Hay muchas razones para formar una cooperativa de trabajo, o convertir una empresa existente en una cooperativa… Read More »Una introducción a las cooperativas de trabajo
This has been a productive year for MCDC! Let’s take a brief look back at the work we did in 2019. We held monthly “Co-ops 101” sessions at two public libraries, including one in Spanish. People traveled from as far as Stevens Point and Milwaukee to attend. Next year, we will expand this portion of… Read More »Wrapping up 2019, looking ahead to 2020
If you have an idea for a business you’d like to start, or you want to turn an existing business into a cooperative, you’re in good company! MCDC has already started four worker co-ops, with many more in the works. When you’re ready to put your idea into action, we’re here to help! The first… Read More »Start a cooperative business with MCDC!
English follows below. La Coalición de Desarrollo de Cooperativas de Madison (MCDC por sus siglas en inglés) es una iniciativa del gobierno municipal de Madison para crear cooperativas de trabajo que hagan frente a la desigualdad de ingresos y las disparidades raciales mediante la creación de trabajos sindicalizados y con salarios dignos. Somos un colectivo… Read More »Cómo formar una cooperativa con MCDC
We are pleased to announce that we have a brewer who is interested in forming a co-op. His name is Derek, and he lives on a farm south of Madison (the co-op will be based in Madison). He is currently experimenting with mead, fruit wines, and malting and brewing beer (once he can grow all… Read More »Who wants to help start a brewing co-op?
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI 53704 October 11, 2019, 6:00-8:30 pm, “You can’t have meaningful political democracy without functioning economic democracy.” – Noam Chomsky Sponsored by: Alliance for Economic Democracy, Economic Democracy Advocates Foundation, Lift Economy, Northside Planning Council, Prout USA Panelists: James Quilligan, international policy advisor and Managing Director of Economic… Read More »MCDC and MadWorC will participate in a panel on economic democracy
What is the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy? Well, glad you asked. The ECWD, founded in 2002, is a conference that builds awareness of worker-owned businesses while strengthening existing worker co-ops. For 17 years, the ECWD has forged relationships between democratically-owned businesses, labor institutions, and cooperative resource organizations to expand workplace democracy. The ECWD has… Read More »The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy is now taking registrations!
As some of you may recall, MCDC has grants available for local non-profits, which we like to call “community-based organizations,” or CBOs, for short. We’ve already given out two over the last year. As of now, the most recent version of the guidelines to apply for the grant is up on our website. By far,… Read More »We’ve updated our CBO grant application guidelines
Here’s something concrete you can do to help Soaring Independent Co-op. They are doing a market survey to better understand their potential clientele. It’ll only take you a few minutes, and it would mean a lot to them. Just click the link and answer a few brief questions. Thanks! https://bit.ly/2y9KBF0