Making a living, and a life.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeneyposted Aug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
Infographic: Your Stuff’s Not As Cheap As You Think It Is
by Doug Pibel, Katrina Rabelerposted Aug 01, 2013
- What do we really trade for all of the cheap stuff we buy?
What the US Can Learn From Africa’s Booming Economy
by Imara Jonesposted Jul 24, 2013
- Seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa. Behind that is a surge in healthy young people and an emphasis on local markets.
A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them
by Sally Kohnposted Jun 28, 2013
- Traditional organizing makes opponents into “enemies,” but a new crop of activists is using love and empathy to create new alliances and possibilities.
Should There Be a Maximum Wage?
by Mark Englerposted Jun 27, 2013
- Countries like Egypt and Switzerland have placed regulations on how much executives can earn. Here’s why the U.S. should consider doing the same.
A New Deal for Appalachia’s Forests: Growing Biofuels?
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted May 31, 2013
- The mine-ravaged communities of Eastern Kentucky have been increasingly abandoned by the coal economy. Could growing biofuels jump-start a new local jobs market—and renew the land in the process?
Not Your Father’s Union Movement: NYC’s Young Workers Committee
posted May 03, 2013
- The Young Workers Committee of New York’s transit union was out on the streets in a vibrant march. This video shows the group rallying, taking over an official’s office, and using the Occupy-style “people’s mic.”
From Housing to Health Care, 7 Co-ops That Are Changing Our Economy
by Claudia Roweposted Apr 23, 2013
- How manufacturers, retailers, restaurants, and others are doing business the cooperative way.
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.
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.
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.
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.