Worker cooperatives… … build skills, earning potential, and assets. … create meaningful change for communities affected by inequality. … are designed to improve on low-wage jobs through workplace democracy. To learn more, come to Co-ops 101! When: Wednesday, March 11th, 12-1:30 pm Where: Room 301, Central Public Library, 201 Mifflin St., Madison Plus: we’ll provide… Read More »Start a worker co-op with MCDC’s help! And also come to the first Regional Rendezvous!
What would it would be like if your workplace operated democratically? What if every worker was also an owner? Well, we can tell you all about it — it’s called a worker co-op. You deserve to work in one. MCDC has the expertise to walk you through the process of starting one (or converting an… Read More »You deserve a co-op! And dinner.
First, please spread the word that our most RFP for community-based organizations has been released. There is up to $30,000 available per organization in this competitive process. Read more here. Now, on to our main announcement: our next Co-ops 101 presentation is in less than two weeks. And while we’re at it, here are the… Read More »Upcoming MCDC presentations
If you belong to a local non-profit or other community-based organization that wants to integrate worker-cooperative development into its work, you will want to download MCDC’s latest RFP. This is a competitive process for grants up to $30,000. It is not necessary for your organization to have done co-op development in the past — our… Read More »The latest RFP for community-based organizations is out!
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?