You’re Invited! Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue Workshop – September 14

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please join us at our upcoming event Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue
on​ ​
Friday,
September
14, 2018
.

It’s an opportunity for unions leaders, staff, and worker-owned cooperatives to come together and collaborate, learn and share best practices among the co-op community. For more information see
the attached flyer below
.

You won’t want to miss this!

​ ​
This is another way to build power within our movement. We need it now more than ever.

Look forward to seeing you and your members at this important event.

RSVP TODAY

In solidarity,

Karla Salazar

L.A. Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Planning Committee Member

P.S. Please feel free to forward the email to others. Thank you!


Karla Salazar
Email: karlasalazar1
Phone:
310-429-6919

Invitation_LAUnions_COOEvent_pdf.pdf

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You’re Invited! Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue Workshop – September 14

-tjIgSYywqcGP5wCZEoihnfdG7t0v7MxJKSJMcDwipqJoAzqKHzrlNAS00WKM8hJOzwqwq6F7L6lsFHOcTLsezp9wlTHQ5WJdpA7w9SvCLzxUXCZJ9nGS4EYfrgVxF67lyHgxla0
Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please join us at our upcoming event Unions and Cooperatives Working Together: A Strategic Dialogue
on​ ​
Friday,
September
14, 2018
.

It’s an opportunity for unions leaders, staff, and worker-owned cooperatives to come together and collaborate, learn and share best practices among the co-op community. For more information see
the attached flyer below
.

You won’t want to miss this!

​ ​
This is another way to build power within our movement. We need it now more than ever.

Look forward to seeing you and your members at this important event.

RSVP TODAY

In solidarity,

Karla Salazar

L.A. Union Cooperative Initiative (LUCI)

Planning Committee Member

P.S. Please feel free to forward the email to others. Thank you!


Karla Salazar
Email: karlasalazar1
Phone:
310-429-6919

Invitation_LAUnions_COOEvent_pdf.pdf

Richard Wolff Coming to Occidental College April 23rd

Thought-provoking economist Richard Wolff returns to LA to discuss the divisive crisis of capitalism under Trump and to outline better solutions.

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Trump, Capitalism’s Crisis, and a New Way Forward
richard wollfThought-provoking economist Richard Wolff returns to Los Angeles to discuss the divisive crisis of capitalism under President Donald Trump and to outline better solutions.

What: Richard Wolff — Trump, Capitalism’s Crisis, and a New Way Forward
When: Monday, April 23, 2018 • 7 p.m.
buy ticketsWhere: Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Choi Auditorium, LA
Admission: General Admission $25 • Seniors $12.50 • Free/Oxy ID
RSVP: Here

Author most recently of Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown and Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism, Wolff will discuss how US capitalism’s instability and deepening inequality since the 1970s has destroyed its "middle class," overturned its old politics (Trump), and sharply divided its culture.

"Basic social change is underway," he says. "There is a new way forward if we stop denying capitalism’s decline as the problem we must solve."

Sponsors: Democracy@Work • LA Progressive
Occidental College Office of Community Engagement

Email: dick_and_sharon • 213.434.4643

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A solution for an economy in crisis—Worker Co-ops

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Dear Audrey,

We are standing at a pivotal time for the political and economic future of the country, but rather than continue with business-as-usual, it’s time we look for solutions. Worker cooperatives provide an answer to many of country’s issues. As businesses owned and governed by their employees, co-ops represent an opportunity to build good jobs, strengthen the community, and empower workers.

But you already know this.

It’s time we ask: how do we scale the co-op movement? How has the movement grown and where are we going? How do they fit into the larger fight against economic inequality?

In a webinar event co-hosted by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the Democracy at Work Institute, the New Economy Coalition, and the Democracy Collaborative, you’ll learn about:

  • The worker co-op movement’s development over the last few years,
  • Newly-released data on successes and growth in employee ownership,
  • How the worker cooperative movement is raising money for the people and by the people, and
  • Exciting policy developments in the last year.

Join us for "Worker Co-ops — A Solution for an Economy in Crisis" Monday, November 20th at 2:00 pm EST.

Moderated by John Duda, Director of Communications for the Democracy Collaborative, this interview-style event will go beyond theory basics and into the tangible, rapidly growing efforts to grow worker cooperatives across the United States.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Esteban Kelly, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
  • Kate Khatib, The Working World National Peer Network
  • John O’Neill, American Sustainable Business Council
  • Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads


You can register for the event ahead of time here.

We can’t wait to see you there!

The Jackson Rising Book is Out!

New book on the struggle in Jackson, MS, where grassroots activists have adopted a cooperative economy agenda, among other efforts. Please note that book authors are scheduling speaking events.

Greetings Everyone,

First, want to thank you all for your support of our efforts.

Second, we wanted to let you know that the "Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, MS" is finally out. You can purchase copies at the following sources:
1. Cooperation Jackson http://www.cooperationjackson.org/announcementsblog/2017/10/15/new-jackson-rising-book-arrives-published-and-now-available
2. Daraja Press https://darajapress.com/catalog/jackson-rising-the-struggle-for-economic-democracy-and-self-determination-in-jackson-mississippi
3. Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DNN8BY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508078214&sr=8-2&keywords=jackson+rising

For everyone BCC’d here who was asked and who already wrote a review for Amazon, please submit your review ASAP. This will help with the placement of the book on Amazon and ultimately help with book sales, which in this case is critical, cause the proceeds from the sale of the book are being used to finance our ongoing work. For those on this list who have not written a review, want to strongly encourage you to write and submit one to support the cause.

If there is anyone here who would like help us with promotions in general, or with setting up speaking events, radio shows, etc., please contact me directly at this email KaliAkuno. Just to note, either myself or someone else from Cooperation Jackson can be available for radio interviews starting the 16th of October. We will be available for events, TV shows, etc., in November. So, please spread the word, and if you would like to organize an interview or event yourself, hit us up!!!

Enjoy the Book. And thank you for all your support!!

Please join us for a Meet Up with Niki Okuk on the Worker Cooperatives Business Model

I wanted to let you know about our meetup. Wednesday September 27th at 7 PM
at Father’s Office 3229 Helms Ave Culver City CA 90034

https://www.meetup.com/preview/LAWORCS/events/242963140

We will be discussing a new business model: worker cooperatives.
Our guest speaker is Niki Okuk:

Here is the link to her TED Talk now on the national site Ted.com

https://www.ted.com/talks/niki_okuk_when_workers_own_companies_the_economy_is_more_resilient

Another economic reality is possible — one that values community, sustainability and resiliency instead of profit by any means necessary. Niki Okuk shares her case for cooperative economics and a vision for how working-class people can organize and own the businesses they work for, making decisions for themselves and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCrenshaw, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.