Tag Archives: Cooperatives

The International Day of Protest at Occupy Seattle

Please note: This was also posted on Verity Credit Union’s Our Voices blog. The views are my own. Last Saturday, October 15th, protests occurred worldwide. Not all were focused on the subject of Occupying Wall Street (some nations are still … Continue reading

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The Revolution Begins

The first two times I visited the Occupy Seattle protests, I walked through, smiled at people, and read the signs. I listened and absorbed what was happening around me. Both of those times were during daylight hours, and things seemed … Continue reading

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The 99%

On Saturday, I stopped by the Occupy Seattle protest that’s arisen to support the revolution occurring on Wall St in NYC. I’m energized by the idea, and my heart cries out, “YES! We must do this together!” What is happening here is that people … Continue reading

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What makes an employee great?

I’ve been wondering about the title question for awhile.  It’s easy to say that a great employee is one who is engaged in the work and brings some good qualities to the table… but what about the ways to help … Continue reading

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Change starts from within

When I was a kid, I wasn’t really interested in changing the world.  To me, “the world” covered about 10 square miles, and it seemed pretty perfect.  My family had a home near a lake where we could swim in … Continue reading

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Experiencing a Co-Opapalooza

This weekend, I went to Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union‘s Co-Opapalooza.  What an inspired event!  Even being in the co-operative movement by way of a credit union, a member of a food co-op, REI, and public radio, I hadn’t realized the … Continue reading

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Cooperation is Key

For those of us in the movement, we need to be demonstrating daily that this value, “CU”, is worth it to members. We need to work together to learn from one another, and to share the benefits of cooperation with our members. We need to be having conversations. Continue reading

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