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Third annual Hug 'n' Chug!

Third annual Hug 'n' Chug!

The MadWorC "Hug & Chug & Learn" next week on December 11th will now be in the lower level "conference room" at the Glass Nickel Pizza at 2916 Atwood Avenue.

This event is a social gathering of Madison Worker Cooperatives and is open to anyone interested in the movement. Please join us from 6 to 9 PM, Rebecca Kemble make a presentation at 7 PM about the Cooperative movements throughout the world and how we (Madison and the USA) can and will be involved.

MadWorC will cover the cost of room rental, food and beverages will be available for purchase through Glass Nickel Pizza.

Shift Change marquee at the Barrymore Theatre

Shift Change marquee at the Barrymore Theatre

Shift Change at the Barrymore

Shift Change at the Barrymore

New film tells the stories of employee-owned cooperative businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

Where: Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison.
When: November 15, 2012.
Social hour at 6:00 PM, showtime 7:00 PM.
Panel discussion and Q&A following movie
Tickets: $8.00 day of show, $7.00 in advance (barrymorelive.com or 608-241-8633)

Madison Cooperative Business Conference Videos

The videos that follow are from the Madison City Channel. There are 8 videos and they cover the entire Madison Cooperative Business Conference: Growing Jobs through Co-Op Ownership. Unfortunately in order to watch, you must install either Microsoft Silverlight for Windows and Mac or Moonlight for Linux...Enjoy!

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Co-ops join the fight at Fighting Bob Fest

On Saturday, September 17th, 15,000 people congregated at the Alliant Center in Madison for the 10th annual Fighting Bob Fest. In the past, this event was always held in farm fields near Baraboo. This year, for the first time, it took place in Madison.

Occupy Madison, don’t just demand a solution

A personal commentary by the editor

Woody Allen once said that half of success is showing up. The Occupy Madison movement has shown up, and for every person on site, there are hundreds more who are there in spirit. We in Wisconsin know all too well what corporate interests and their political puppets are willing to do to the working class. Thank you for your energy and commitment.

Documentary on worker-owned firms to include members of MadWorC

Since 1987, Moving Images Video Project has produced and distributed TV documentaries that encourage peace, human rights, global justice, and protection for the environment. This organization will be filming portions of a new PBS documen­tary called “Shift Change” in Madison from November 10th to the 12th. This film will be about worker cooperatives and their relationship to the local economy.

Northcountry Development Fund seeks ways to help new cooperatives

Locating startup capital for any organization has always been difficult -- in today’s economy it is even more complicated. If the business is a worker cooperative, which many banks consider a fringe business structure, the chances of getting money for a new venture are near zero.

Local cooperatives connect with Venezuelan counterparts

In 2008, Dane County established a Sister County relationship with the Municipality of Andres Eloy Blanco in Venezuela (the capital city of the region is Sanare). Milwaukee also established a sister city relationship with Carora, Venezula in 2009. Sister relationships are designed to build global cooperation, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development.