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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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… Leer más »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,… Leer más »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
We were very pleased to be invited on Madison’s own WORT twice in the same week! I (Steve) was on the 8:00 Buzz on Monday along with Martin Alvarado, being interviewed by Brian Standing, and again on Wednesday, interviewed by Jan Miyasaki. To listen, visit the archives and look for July 8 and 10. A… Leer más »MCDC is on the air!
Both this week’s co-op ideas are very local, but the similarity ends there. The first, as the picture above has probably already revealed, is hops. Hops are one of the primary ingredients in beer, and (as I happen to know from personal experience) are not particularly difficult to grow. There’s a bit more to growing… Leer más »Two ideas — one quite specific, the other, not so much
Friday is the longest day of the year. Of course, if the rain continues, it might be hard to tell. It might also be hard to tell what’s happening at MCDC, because we don’t talk a lot about what’s happening behind the scenes. Without delving too far into the details, I can say that we’re… Leer más »Solstice (almost)