2016 Archived Posts

 

December 6, 2016

Cooperative bakery in Rojava.

Radical Routes, a network of co-operatives working for social change are looking to raise £15k for a women‘s worker co-operative bakery in Kobane a city rended

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Radical Routes, a network of co-operatives working for social change are looking to raise £15k for a women‘s worker co-operative bakery in Kobane a…
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December 3, 2016

This week our board at Cooperative Federal issued a statement of solidarity with Standing Rock, and announced that all New Member fees ($10) from people participating in the #BankExit will be donated to the Standing Rock Sioux – along with donations from the credit union and board members. Our statement is published here. If you, your family members, or your friends are looking to boycott the big banks that invest in fossil fuels, consider moving your accounts and loans to Coop Fed or another CDCU/CDFI near you! #NoDAPL #ActivistsPosingAsBankers

This week our board issued a statement of solidarity with Standing Rock, and announced that all New Member fees ($10) from people participating in the #BankExit will be donated to the Standing Rock Sioux – along with donations from the credit union and board members. Our statement is published here. If you, your family members, or your friends are looking to boycott the big banks that invest in fossil fuels, consider moving your accounts and loans to Coop Fed. #NoDAPL#ActivistsPosingAsBankers

On November 30, 2016, Cooperative Federal’s Board of Directors unanimously passed the following resolution in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux…
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November 11, 2016

Daily Orange article about Bread and Roses Collective, Bitternut Homestead on Otisco Street, and Syracuse’s larger framework of cooperatives.

http://dailyorange.com/…/bread-roses-collective-housing-pr…/

October 12, 2016

We’re counting down the days until International Credit Union (ICU) Day on October 20! What makes Credit Unions different? Everyone is equal.
Find our more: www.cooperativefederal.org/about
#CUdifference #CoopMonth #ICUDay #BuildaBetterWorld

 

October 10, 2016

Buffalo worker cooperative BreadHive!

Our very own Valerie Rettberg-Smith introduces our cafe to The Buffalo State Record, talking good food, being founded by women, and what it really means to be a worker cooperative! #CoopMonthHive

A new area bakery close to SUNY Buffalo State is making its name known for their great bread and unique ideas. The Breadhive Bakery, located at 402…
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October 10, 2016

For every $1,000 spent at a food co-op, $1,606 in collective services, growth, and benefits goes toward the local community and economy

(The Benefits and Impacts of Cooperatives)

Get your scroll on.
https://www.cabotcheese.coop/how-coops-work/#ownership

Through our interactive infographic, learn the basics of a cooperative business, how co-ops operate & how they continue to pave the way for a brighter future.
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October 5, 2016

It’s National Cooperative Month! The theme for the 2016 National Cooperative Month in October is “Cooperatives Build,” – how will you share the love and the vision? http://www.coopmonth.coop/

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October 4, 2016

Premise 1: Regulation and reform will not keep capitalism from destroying our environment and creating disastrous social cleavages; fundamental change is needed.

http://www.geo.coop/story/cooperative-manifesto

  • A Cooperative Manifesto | Grassroots Economic Organizing
  • A Cooperative Manifesto | Grassroots Economic Organizing
  • A Cooperative Manifesto | Grassroots Economic Organizing
  • A Cooperative Manifesto | Grassroots Economic Organizing
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June 14, 2016

Since 2012, a statewide grassroots effort has mobilized hundreds of co-op workers, organizers, consultants, members and scholars to begin a process of peer-learning and strategic planning. **Join our Network Gathering at the New Economy Coalition’s CommonBound 2016 to help us take the next steps!**

We know from experience that when cooperatives work together across silos, their impact on justice, sustainability and democracy exponentially increases. This gathering will:
(1) Outline specific initiatives for expanding the cooperative economy in New York State through strategic partnerships.
(2) Establish a framework to grow our informal network of cooperators into a statewide Cooperative Business Association (CBA).

We are seeking participants from across New York State who want to learn about and contribute to these conversations.

==Agenda Preview==
(Subject to Change)

9:30 am-10:00 am | WELCOME & SHARING
Introductions and expectations.

10:00 am-10:15 am | ASPIRATION
What “Cooperation Among Cooperatives” can mean in practice.

10:15 am-10:45 am | INCORPORATING A COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (CBA)
Recommendations based on legal research conducted by the Community Development Law Clinic at Syracuse University.

10:15 am-10:45 am | BREAK

11:00 am-12:00 pm | WORKING FOR STATE-LEVEL POLICY CHANGE
Opportunity for collaboration with the New York State Sustainable Business Council.

12:00 pm-12:45 pm | MORNING FEEDBACK & REFLECTION
Small group discussions: why we are here and where we are going as a network. Wrap-up with reports from each group.

12:45 pm-1:45 pm | NETWORKING LUNCH

1:45 pm-2:45 pm | BREAKOUTS & REPORT BACK
(a) Sponsoring Community-based Solar Installations
(b) So, You Want to Start a New Cooperative?
(c) Moving the NY Cooperative Network Forward

2:45 pm-3:15 pm | “HOW WE DID IT IN OUR STATE:” CBA MODELS

3:15 pm-3:45 pm | BREAK

3:45 pm-4:45 pm | DECISION-CRAFTING TIME
World Cafe style discussion of our organizational form, formation of Steering Committee, and incorporation.

4:45 pm -5:30 pm | CLOSING & EVALUATION

==CommonBound Network Gathering Registration==
Sponsored by the New Economy Coalition, CommonBound will bring together hundreds of leaders and organizations from across North America for an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systemic change.

This weekend-long conference kicks off with Network Gatherings throughout the day on Friday, 7/8.

TO ATTEND A NETWORK GATHERING *ONLY*, registration is $22 including meals. Visit www.commonbound.org to register, or to view opportunities for financial assistance.

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Fri 9:30 AM EDT · Buffalo State · Buffalo, NY

March 17, 2016

Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming
Monday March 21st 5-8pm
The Space @ Greenstar, Ithaca NY
A hand-on workshop and lecture presented by the Democracy at Work Institute and Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming

$10
Light dinner served
Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available.
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Description
Learn about people who own and democratically operate their food and farming businesses through worker cooperatives. Gain skills and templates for setting up your business with this principled and transformative model. This workshop will be led by Joe Marraffino, Rural Cooperative Developer for the Democracy at Work Institute. We will also hear from staff of the Latino Economic Development Center in Minnesota, who have been helping Latino farmers and entrepreneurs to develop cooperative businesses since 2010.

Learn how seed suppliers, farmers, food processors, roasters, aquaculture and hydroponics growers, food distributors, bakers, restaurants, and baristas are building everyday democracy and economic stability into the food chain.

Participate in hands-on exercises in designing your own worker cooperative’s operations and personnel structures, and envisioning what this model would look like for you.

http://groundswellcenter.org/worker-cooperatives-in-food-f…/

  • Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming – Groundswell Center
  • Worker Cooperatives in Food & Farming – Groundswell Center
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