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!
We haven’t been able to do our Co-ops 101 presentation in many months, for reasons you’re all familiar with. So, Charity recorded it, and posted the video on YouTube. Then we figured, as long as we’re posting videos about worker co-ops, we might as well post a bunch of them, and call it our video… Read More »Presenting MCDC’s video library!
Like so many people, we’re working from home these days. It’s been an adjustment, but it’s given us the opportunity to overhaul our website! We hope you’ll come take a look, and also let us know how you like it. http://mcdcmadison.org One feature to make special note of is that the Co-ops 101 workshop that… Read More »Working from home
Right now, most of us are Safer at Home. It seems odd to show solidarity with people by staying away from them. That doesn’t feel like helping. But it is. This time really serves as a reminder that for each of us to remain healthy, we need others to remain healthy as well. Trying to… Read More »Sticking together in times of social distancing
First, the good news: the Regional Rendezvous was a big success! We had around 60 people, with some coming from as far away as Minnesota, Illinois, and even Montana. We’ll discuss it in more detail in the a future newsletter. The bad news, as you already know, is that the coronavirus is now a pandemic,… Read More »Good news, bad news
It’s less than a week until the Regional Rendezvous! We hope you can join worker-cooperators from across the upper Midwest for a day and a half of discussions, tours, and socializing. If you can’t be there for the whole thing, that’s no problem — come for as much as you can. Here’s the agenda (if… Read More »The Regional Rendezvous (featuring Co-ops 101) is approaching fast!