Worker Co-op National Conference
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Worker Co-op National Conference

  • Los Angeles, California (map)
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Save the date for the Worker Co-op National Conference this September where worker cooperators, unions, developers, allies, funders, investors, and visionaries gather in Los Angeles, California to make space for connection, education, skill-building, and sharing, for worker-owners and allied leaders who work to improve the lives of workers and their families.

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CommonBound 2018
Jun
22
to Jun 24

CommonBound 2018

  • Harris-Stowe State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On June 22-24, 2018, over 700 people across the new economy movement will come together in St. Louis, MO for CommonBound 2018 to connect with one another, share our resources, and demonstrate our power in creating systems that truly meet the needs of our communities.

In past years, CommonBound has answered the questions of what is a new economy, why do we need one, and who is it building it. Next June, CommonBound will connect these threads and focus on another question: How do we build a new economy?

CommonBound will bring together movement leaders, activists, and organizations from across North America to create a space for planning, strategizing, and movement building. The conference will feature a combination of network gatherings, closed and open work/strategy sessions, trainings, listening sessions, workshops, debates, and other formats exploring a range of topics through thematic tracks.

Learn more and register here. Together, we can make CommonBound a conference that propels our movements forward. 

 

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Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Jun
15
8:30 AM08:30

Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

In 2018, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will continue to explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of resilience.

The day will include a keynote address, morning and afternoon breakout sessions, plenary panel, a lunchtime award ceremony and reception. Visit their website to view the full program for the day: http://midwestsustainabilitysummit.org/

Be part of the solution: help our region's leaders move Greater Cincinnati's sustainability and resilience planning to the next level!

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Care Share/Shared Services Co-op Organizing Meeting 
Mar
17
2:30 PM14:30

Care Share/Shared Services Co-op Organizing Meeting 

  • Are you a current childcare professional or someone who wants to get into the field who is interested in earning a living wage while caring for only 3-4 kids at a time? 
  • Are you a parent who wants quality, affordable, personalized childcare for you kids in a flexible home setting?
  • Do you currently own a childcare business and want to find ways to decrease costs, expand your market, and improve quality all while increasing your profitablity? 
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Save the Date: Working People's Day of Action
Feb
24
12:00 AM00:00

Save the Date: Working People's Day of Action

More details to come at: https://unionhall.aflcio.org/cincinnati

SAVE THE DATE - February 24Working People's Day of Action!

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends,

As you know, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Janus vs. AFSCME on February 26. This is the third time the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving the “fair share fee” requirement — quite obviously politically motivated. 

It is essential that all unions and working people understand that although this case is a direct attack on public sector unions it is a broadly designed attempt to silence all workers and our pursuit for economic and social justice.

We must make a big statement here in Ohio, one that requires all unions to mobilize so that our message is heard here at home, in Washington, D.C. and at the Supreme Court. 

So, please... mark your calendar for Saturday, February 24 for A Day of Action event in Columbus. Details and logistics are in the works, which we will share with you shortly so you can help us achieve our turnout and messaging goals.

Stronger Together!

Thank you.

Pete McLinden, Esq.
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
513.421.1846
pmclinden@cincinnatiaflcio.org

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3rd Biennial Union Co-op Symposium
Dec
1
to Dec 2

3rd Biennial Union Co-op Symposium

On Dec 1st & 2nd people from all across the U.S. and from Mondragon, Spain will be gathering in Cincinnati to further develop the union co-op sector of the U.S. economy. The Symposium offers a look at what's happening on the ground to establish integrated networks of worker-owned, unionized businesses. Participants will discuss best practices, union co-op management, financing, training, the power of the union co-op model, and how to build an economy that works for all, and more. Check back for more details in the coming months!

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The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges
Nov
10
to Nov 11

The People’s Disruption: Platform Co-ops for Global Challenges

  • new york city, new york (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first platform cooperativism event in 2015 popularized the #platformcoop idea, and the second event in 2016 brought together co-op and union leaders to push the model forward. This third event will zero in on ways that platform cooperatives can help to address some of the future’s most urgent challenges. The fairer digital economy we need is already emerging, but it won’t happen on its own. That’s where you come in.

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Farm Volunteer/Tour Days
Jul
15
9:00 AM09:00

Farm Volunteer/Tour Days

  • Our Harvest Cooperative @ Bahr Farm (map)
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9:00am-12:00pm
July 15 and August 19

Join us at Bahr Farm, 969 W. North Bend Rd., in Cincinnati. Meet Stephen Dienger, farm manager, at 9am for a 30 minute tour. From 9:30-noon volunteer and see what farming is all about! We'll have ways the little ones can help too! RSVP to megan@ourharvest.coop.

Source: http://www.ourharvest.coop/events/2017/7/15/farm-volunteertour-days

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2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit
Jun
9
8:30 AM08:30

2017 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

  • Xavier University, Schiff Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2017, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit will explore new and promising areas of environmental sustainability, while also taking a deeper look at the issue of equity. They explore why equity is often overlooked in the discussion around sustainability, and the ways in which new economic opportunities can be pursued that are both socially and environmentally just.

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Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)

  • Fordham University Lincoln Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) exposes people to the concept of worker-owned businesses; strengthens existing worker-owned businesses; develops relationships between democratically-owned businesses, labor institutions, and resource organizations; and builds the movement for workplace democracy. It is held every two years in the Eastern United States.

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Dayton Introduction to Succession Planning
May
25
7:30 AM07:30

Dayton Introduction to Succession Planning

  • Montgomery County Building, 10th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for “An Introduction to Business Succession Planning," a workshop for small business employers who want to begin to develop their exit strategy.  The training will be led by Chris Cooper of Kent State University's  business succession planning program and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

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Cincinnati Introduction to Business Succession Planning
May
19
7:30 AM07:30

Cincinnati Introduction to Business Succession Planning

  • OhioMeansJobs Cincinnati-Hamilton County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for “An Introduction to Business Succession Planning," a workshop for small business employers who want to begin to develop their exit strategy.  The training will be led by Chris Cooper of Ohio Employee Ownership Center and the business succession planning program at Kent State University.

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Manufacturing Presentation @ Dayton PechaKucha Night
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Manufacturing Presentation @ Dayton PechaKucha Night

Lela Klein has been invited to give a presentation about the manufacturing conversion project on May 18th at Dayton's Pecha Kucha Night, where the theme of the night is "hack your city. Pecha Kucha is a global network of community events where artists and innovators give brief talks using the format of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. Event info here!

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Solidarity School Meeting
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Solidarity School Meeting

RESISTANCE THROUGH SOLIDARITY!!

Date: April 4th, 2017

Time:6:30p-8:30p (Registration beginning at 6:15)

Location: CUFA 1814 Dreman Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 (Directions Here)

Dinner will be provided: Caterer TBD

Please RSVP through email @ solidarityschoolcinci@gmail.com or call/text Rachel @ 513-545-9367

About Cincinnati Solidarity School:

Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a broad regrouping of the U.S. left. We include activists from many long-standing socialist traditions, as well as younger members from newer movements. We do not attempt to put forward a monolithic platform which we all have adapted to; rather, we rely on the richness of our traditions and the creativity and newer experiences of our younger members to foster and develop a forward-looking socialist thought.

Solidarity was founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for "socialism from below," the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples. We are feminist, anti-racist, and democratic. Within our group, we are trying to foster cultural diversity, flexible practice, and straight-forward socialist politics.

We are activists in many grassroots movements. We are members of unions, where we oppose corporations as well as bureaucratic "business unionism." We are involved in solidarity with the people of Central and South America, Indonesia, Iraq, the Balkans, Palestine, and many other countries, where we fight against U.S. aggression and imperialism. We work for reproductive rights and other feminist demands. We fight for an ecologically balanced society. We support the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists. We include activists of color and we work in solidarity with people of color organized independently fighting for dignity and power and self determination.

In these movements, we try to build broad coalitions, organize the unorganized, activate the apathetic, develop ties between movements and strengthen the rank-and-file democracy.

We argue against participation in the Democratic Party, which has been the graveyard of radical movements, and promote the idea of a new, independent political party.

We see Solidarity as a contribution to a new U.S. left, one neither sectarian nor reformist. We advocate a new, creative politics with an attitude of openness and collaboration.

Members of the local Cincinnati branch are involved in a variety of movements and areas of activist work, such as housing rights, labor organizing, and Middle East solidarity.

 

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