Worker Co-op News

CWCF Conference 2020

Postponed to November 18 -20, 2021 in Vancouver Our 2020 AGM happened virtually on November 13, 2020.  More information, including a video recording and slides from the presentation by Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, can be found here: https://canadianworker.coop/events/cwcf-agm/  AGM documents are available here. Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping CWCF Conference 2020


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What If We had an Antidote to Worker Co-ops Selling out? The case for indivisible reserves in worker co-operatives

By Hazel Corcoran I read with great concern about the sale of New Belgium Brewery to Kirin-owned Lion Little World Beverages.  The concern is not only for the loss of this ESOP, as disappointing as that is.  Rather, it is because we know that every ESOP, worker co-operative and enterprise in the solidarity economy is What If We had an Antidote to Worker Co-ops Selling out? The case for indivisible reserves in worker co-operatives


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Remembering Two Pioneers in Quebec’s Forestry Industry

By Chloé Lemon and Dany Rousseau Within the span of two weeks, Quebec’s forestry industry lost two notable people. On November 23 Jean-Yves Lévesque, founder of the newspaper Le monde forestier, passed away, followed by Gérard Paris, first president of RESAM, on December 9. In 1987, Jean-Yves Lévesque founded the newspaper which would later become Remembering Two Pioneers in Quebec’s Forestry Industry


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Atlantic Region – Making the Most of Meeting at the CWCF Annual Conference

By Eric Tusz-King The participants from the Atlantic region at the Annual Conference in Tatamagouche made good use of their caucus time.  They have developed a 3-part plan for promoting and supporting of worker co-ops in the region.  On December 4th ten of those participants and a few more from provincial associations of co-ops met Atlantic Region – Making the Most of Meeting at the CWCF Annual Conference


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News from the US Worker Co-op Sector

Truthout’s Brian Van Slyke explores how business successions are a key source of the recent increase in American worker co-ops. In another Truthout piece, Robert R. Raymond, explores how “the American Dream” of immigrants is making a comeback thanks to worker co-ops. And Erin Baldassari of the Mercury News explores how Arizmendi, a California association News from the US Worker Co-op Sector


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