Author: Cooperatus

  • Dani Donovan

    Dani Donovan

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  • The Clock Is Ticking

    The Clock Is Ticking

    Written by Michael Rademacher, this is a guide to preparing everything for when it’s most needed by your family and loved ones.

  • May Day 2021: Celebrating Organized Workers

    May Day 2021: Celebrating Organized Workers

    Society does not exist without workers. Our post from last year: May Day 2020 – Cooperatus I just want to say one basic thing, partly as an economist, partly as a human being. One of the tests of any economic system is the adequacy with which it provides food, clothing, and shelter — the three basic…

  • Worker Cooperatives and COVID-19

    Worker Cooperatives and COVID-19

    Starting a new worker cooperative in the “Age of Coronavirus”? Yeah, we’re doing that. Starting a business of any kind during a global pandemic, let alone a worker cooperative, seems difficult. Add how our starting membership are doing this for the first time. Then tack on the drop-off of previous customer client contracts. Well, shit.…

  • Homo-what?

    Homo-what?

    *wolf whistle* Hello, Reader. We’re glad you’re here. Posts from us not about tech or workers may seem out of place in this blog, but they will all relate in some way to subjects Jessie touches on in classes. Our co-op brings education and training to the table on subjects formerly thought of as “alternative.”…

  • Black Lives (more than) Matter

    Black Lives (more than) Matter

    Despite what your racist uncle says. Right now a majority of people around the world are tired of being stuck in homes, worried about a deadly global pandemic, stressed about jobs and the future, and also? Still being killed by law enforcement. People of color are being killed. By law enforcement. The three recent horrific incidents involving…

  • Why a Worker Cooperative?

    Why a Worker Cooperative?

    Because there is another way! Why not form a “normal” corporation? We formed Cooperatus because we wanted to work on projects we could enjoy and perhaps believe in, to set our own hours, to contribute to building a better economy for “the rest of the world,” and to eat here and there. Pretty simple, really.…

  • May Day 2020

    May Day 2020

    On International Workers’ Day, we reflect on the history of the labor movement, and stand in solidarity with our comrades around the world. Why May Day? May 1st is International Workers’ Day, otherwise known as Labour Day or (more popularly) May Day, and is a worldwide celebration of the contributions the labor movement has made…