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In coming days, the Rochester City Council will take up what could be a good idea, even a transformative idea, if all the parts of this town, public and private, are in sync.

[Editor's note: This article from 1991 examines the Wholly Grains Cooperative Bakery in San Francisco.  While it comes from the perspective of an outside academic, it nonetheless offers some interesting insight into the functioning of this particular enterprise.  Especially interesting is the bakery's use of an "efficiency standard" in place of a straight hourly wage.  I can find no trace of the bakery now, either online or in GEO's national directory of co-ops and solidarity economy enterprises, An Economy of Hope, which we published a number of years a

We are gearing up for our Grand Opening of the Lumumba Center and Commemoration for our late Mayor, Chokwe Lumumba. We need to raise at least $20,000 to continue the renovations of the Lumumba Center, including the future space for Nubia's Place Cooperative Cafe, named after Nubia Lumumba.

Workplace Democracy Across the Professions

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The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold its second annual conference of presentations and discussions about economic democracy and the road to economic justice.

City officials want to launch new worker-owned businesses in some of the poorest parts of Rochester in hopes of creating good, reliable jobs and building wealth in high-poverty neighborhoods.

The idea has shown promise in other cities, and it could help here too, say members of Mayor Lovely Warren's administration.

(PV)² is hiring for three positions: General Manager, CSL solar installer, and solar MA licenced electrician.

Careers - (PV)²

Simple Diaper and Linen is looking for a part-time worker-owner.

Through hands-on, peer-to-peer organizing, the local sharing community in Nijmegen has grown into a large network of people who share not only their knowledge, but their stuff, their time, their workspace—whatever they have excess of. As Roemen explains, they started sharing everything and exploring more of the area's abundant resources.

At age 60, when many of her friends are considering retirement, Josefina Luna is chair of the board of CERO Cooperative Inc. CERO is a five-member worker-owned cooperative on a mission to encourage composting and create jobs in the hard-up Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and East Boston.

The motto of Dauphin, Manitoba, a small farming town in the middle of Canada, is “everything you deserve.” What a citizen deserves, and what effects those deserts have, was a question at the heart of a 40-year-old experiment that has lately become a focal point in a debate over social welfare that's raging from Switzerland to Silicon Valley.

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