I need help. I want to start and help others to start collective farms and manufacturing/retail ventures. I need to explore the history of co-operatives and or collectives and to understand when they worked and why.
People who learn how to create collaborative enterprises are more likely to get through the coming turmoil then those who remain rooted in the ideals of 19th century individualism whether or not we self-identify as liberal or conservative or.......
I am inviting people to join me in a collaborative venture that has both practical and theoretical benefits.
On July 22, hotel workers in 15 cities across North America gathered to protest Hyatt Corporation. In Vancouver, 600 hotel workers and supporters shut down the street in front of the Hyatt Hotel. Hyatt is a $5.5 billion company, owned by one of the 10 richest families in the world. Despite increasing profits, Hyatt continues to cut hours and increase workload for hotel workers. Hotel workers are fighting back.
Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney continues to set up new discriminatory hurdles for today's immigrants.
One of the wonderful things about being away from the usual grind for a few months, is that I get to engage in this unusual activity called picking up a book and actually reading it. What a concept! It doesn't happen much in the normal day-to-day life of CAW economist, engaged citizen, and co-parent of two lovelies. But it does happen while I'm on leave (I have a "4-over-5″ deferred salary leave plan, where I work for 80 per cent of my pay but get 20 per cent of my time off. It's wonderful!)