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… Leer más »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,… Leer más »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… Leer más »The Regional Rendezvous (featuring Co-ops 101) is approaching fast!
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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »¡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… Leer más »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… Leer más »Wrapping up 2019, looking ahead to 2020