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Labor Dept. Deputy: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage
by Amy B. Deanposted Apr 11, 2013
- Before joining the Department of Labor, Mary Beth Maxwell was a top organizer for the workers’ rights organization Jobs With Justice. Here, she speaks with Amy Dean about the lives of workers who make minimum wage and why the time has come to raise it.
Occupy Sandy Funds Growth of Worker-Owned Co-Ops
by Peter Rughposted Apr 05, 2013
- Could the seaside neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy be the next big incubator for worker-owned companies?
To Build a Community Economy, Start With Solidarity
by Abby Scherposted Apr 03, 2013
- How residents who can’t afford to buy in still get the benefits of co-op work and housing.
Empowered by the Past: Red State Co-ops Go Green
by Brooke Jarvisposted Apr 03, 2013
- A century ago, cooperatives electrified the poorest counties in the nation. Today, can they lead the way to a smarter, cleaner grid?
Arab Spring Breakers: 50,000 Gather in Tunisia to Plan People-Powered Economy
by Signe Predmoreposted Apr 01, 2013
- Tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered in Tunisia last week to talk about creating a fairer world. Here are some of the hottest topics from the panels in Tunis.
Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozenposted Mar 20, 2013
- The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
6 Ways to Fuel the Cooperative Takeover
by Sven Eberleinposted Mar 20, 2013
- From now on, the global mantra for filling market gaps is going to be, “There’s a co-op for that.” But co-ops need customers, money, and training. How do we shift from business as usual to the work of cooperation?
Credit Unions Put Your Money to Work—Right Where You Live
by Colleen Kimmetposted Mar 20, 2013
- What if your bank’s first priority was to do good? Vancouver’s Vancity leads the way in putting dollars back into the community.
Don’t Laugh: The UN’s First International Happiness Day is Serious Business
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Mar 20, 2013
- Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
New Film Calls Worker-Owned Cooperatives “Next American Revolution”
by Kristin Hugoposted Mar 15, 2013
- Gar Alperovitz’s film points to worker-owned cooperatives as a growing alternative to traditional capitalism and socialism.
Video Demonstrates “Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality
by Catherine Woodiwissposted Mar 08, 2013
- Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figures in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.
Where Did International Women’s Day Come From?
by Steph Solisposted Mar 08, 2013
- Today, the world honors advancements for women’s rights—and it all started with a courageous group of garment workers.
Why Unions Are Going Into the Co-op Business
by Amy B. Deanposted Mar 05, 2013
- The steelworkers deal that could turn the rust belt green.
How Workers Laid Off from a Chicago Factory Took It Over Themselves
by Laura Flandersposted Mar 05, 2013
- When their boss tried to fire them, the workers of Republic Windows and Doors occupied the factory. Now they own it as a cooperative.
After the Sequester: Can We Create Better Jobs for Military Employees?
by James Trimarcoposted Feb 27, 2013
- The sequester could result in the first significant cuts to the military budget in years. If it goes through, let’s make sure we avoid mass unemployment by training these veterans to work in growing industries.