The primary responsibility of this position is to grow sales in a given territory by maintaining relationships with existing customers and seeking new sales opportunities. This person will approach their sales work through self-motivated means and independence. An EE sales representative must embody the principles of the mission while clearly communicating the authentic difference in the market.

Introducing: Co-op Cathy!

As the cracks in corporate capitalism deepen, the co-operative economy is gaining strength. Rooted in community and in the democratisation of ownership, co-operative structures allow citizens to reclaim power over their workplaces, their open spaces, their housing, shops and public realm. Here are ten ideas for building grassroots democratic economies:

This month 800 immigrant taxi drivers in Denver—from 24 different countries in Africa—joined the Communications Workers (CWA) Local 7777. They hope to break out of poverty and challenge the workplace abuse many endure working for private taxi companies.

The drivers also voted to build a worker-owned taxi cooperative, as an alternative to the existing companies. The local union movement is supporting the effort.

Our first ever Annual Membership Meeting is coming up on November 15th. All co-op members, staff, and supporters are encouraged to attend. We need you to help us chart the course for Philadelphia’s cooperative economy!  

Current economic calculations do not recognize the full cost to the Commons – the cultural and natural heritage we share that is the foundation of our economy.

For hundreds of years, Coffee was grown “organically,” without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, and creating a rich and biodiverse ecosystem. A few decades ago, this changed. Synthetic inputs led to booming production, but the cost to the soil, water, and a warming planet have been paid most steeply by the farming communities.

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time: 12.30-14.00
Location: D-19, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Speaker: Guy Standing, Professor of Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and former Director of the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the International Labour Organization

2015 is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta: The first attempt to limit the powers of the King of England by law and protect the rights of his subjects, in a document imposed on him by those very subjects.

A gathering of US co-operatives discussed how to address two major strategic issues for the movement at the International Summit of Cooperatives.


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