Several Michigan-based organizations and businesses are coming together to establish a 100% worker-owned sewing cooperative in the city of Detroit. The cooperative will serve apparel brands (local, regional, and national), event planners, designers, retailers and local communities by completing high-quality sewing contracts in a timely manner. This project is intended to serve as a job creator in a local community, as well as to be a catalyst for a dynamic new entrepreneurial garment industry in Detroit.
We believe that Southwest Detroit is an ideal location for this project: sewing skills abound in the neighborhood, it is centrally located and home to several transportation centers, and residents are entrepreneurial-minded. The partners involved in this project are committed to helping this new co-op by assisting it in finding funding sources, contracts, training and educating the members with the skills and knowledge needed to run a cooperative business, and creating the legal and organizational structure.
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Economist Richard Wolff answers audience questions about industry regulation, the limits of capitalism, and solutions to economic inequality:
Attention Detroit Community Cooperative Members/Declarers:
As Founding Members and signers of DCC’s Declaration of Interdependence, we value your participation!
Detroit Community Cooperative, (DCC) is structured as a grassroots business service co-op consisting of business owners, organizations, individuals and other worker cooperatives that will provide quality products, services and information to its members at reduced prices.
Join us for planning and pizza as the Management Committee and fellow Declarers bring ideas aimed towards the future vision of DCC!!!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
231 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48207
Detroit Community Cooperative
Please Mark Your Calendar:
Thurs., November 15, 2012
4:30 p.m. Business Meeting (Declarers/Members Only)
6:00 p.m. Potluck Dinner
Open to All – Membership Applications Available
at Church of the Messiah – 231 E. Grand Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48207
Please join us for a DCC potluck, where you will meet people from all over Detroit who are creating our community-based economy. Our potlucks are a place where anyone interested in learning more about and sharing their community economy building work is welcome. DCC is building a resource sharing co-op for community-based businesses and organizations. There will be a brief presentation on that effort.
If you are a business owner, non-profit organization, union or individual interested in buildingDetroit’s local economy co-operatively, please join us at the DCC potluck on November 15. Please RSVP to email@example.com
. For information about DCC and the Center for Community Based Enterprise: www.c2be.org
or call 313-331-7821
Please join us for a DCC potluck, where you will meet people from all over Detroit who are creating our community-based economy. We are building a resource sharing co-op for community-based businesses and organizations. Memberships are available, but the potlucks are a place where anyone interested in learning and sharing is welcome.
The potluck will take place on Tuesday, October 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit; located at 4605 Cass Avenue (the SW corner of Cass Ave & Forest).
Parking will be available in the two church owned lots. One of which is on the church’s doorsteps and the other is across Prentis St. If the church lot is full, take the alley beside the church south (towards Prentis). The parking lot is across Prentis beside the Wayne State student housing.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
The Detroit Community Cooperative (DCC) is a local, mutual, trading and business development co-op that provides members with skill and resource sharing, discounts on member products and services and barter. Our mission is to encourage, enable and educate about collaborative action as a way to build a healthy, sustainable and inclusive local economy, and to meet members needs by providing quality products and services at reduced prices. From Sept.-June we have monthly potlucks, each hosted by a different member organization. It is a great way to learn about and participate in grassroots cooperative economic development. All are welcome to come and break bread with us. Membership is open to businesses, organizations and individuals. We plan to open for business in the fall. Apply for membership now!
Declaration of Interdependence
“The Big Picture: The Cleveland Evergreen
Model and Community Wealth Building”
presentation by Steve Dubb at the
“Worker Ownership Anchors Good,
Green, Jobs & Union Membership”
Presentation by Deborah Olson at the
May 10-11, 2012
“Anchoring Businesses &
Good Jobs with Employee Ownership”
presentation from this year’s
Michigan Labor Management Association Conference
Deborah Groban Olson and Robert Chiaravalli
April 19, 2012
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Worker Ownership for the 99%:
The United Steelworkers, Mondragon, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center Announce a New Union Cooperative Model to Reinsert Worker Equity Back into the U.S. Economy