BCCM in New York – Part 2

BCCM in New York – Part 2

In the last blog in this series I ended with a short discussion of the platform co-operative, Up & Go, which, given it embodies the principles that make platform co-operativism so important, has rightly received substantial attention. During my time in New York I was fortunate enough to meet with Maru Bautista, the Director of the Cooperative Development Program at the Centre for Family Life (CFL), the organisation that managed the process of bringing about Up & Go. I also met with a number of the people and organisations involved in the wider context of the worker co-operative movement in New York which ultimately made Up & Go possible.
This blog will tell that wider story including how New York City Council came to be spending millions of dollars each year on worker co-op development.

BCCM in New York

BCCM in New York

The 2017 Platform Co-operativism Conference – the People’s Disruption – focussed on three issues: labour, technology and money. Held over two days on the 10-11 of November, this was the first year that BCCM has had the privilege of acting as a sponsor to the event.

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