Co-ops have a responsibility to maintain safe, warm, and attractive living spaces for their members. This PDF will help your co-op identify issues that already exist and suggest some basic ways to deal with them.
Labor & Personnel
This House Maintenance Coordinator Handbook was created by Madison Community Cooperative (MCC) to serve as a reference guide. It includes a detailed role description, things to be aware of, responsibilities checklists, house tool library, delegation guidelines, Work Day guidelines, Madison fire code info, and recommendations for hiring contractors. MCC has shared this handbook with NASCO so that other co-ops may adapt it for their own use.
Presentation from a workshop at NASCO Institute 2017.
"What's the Password Again? Distributed Software and Cooperatives" by Alli Nilles
Cooperatives are educational experiences. Whether your cooperative experience is campus-based or community-based, we all learn a lot as members.
"Cooperation Begins With You: An orientation handbook for student housing cooperative boards of directors."
Written by Karin Evans for the North American Students of Coopration, Copyright 1981.
Presented by Steve Dubb (The Democracy Collaborative), Rachel Plattus (New Economy Coalition), Joe Rinehart (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives & Democracy at Work Institute), Farzana Serang (CoFED), & Lisa Stolarski (Center for Community- Based Enterprises)
Presented by Cecile Reuge (University of Vermont & Vermont Workers' Center)
In the 1880s, the Knights of Labor, known as largest labor union in the world at the time, organized a network of almost 200 industrial cooperatives across the United States. Today, the presence of labor unions is at an all-time low. Meanwhile the cooperative movement continues to grow, but in whose best interest? This resource will explore the history of food cooperatives within the broader context of cooperative and labor movements as well as workers rights in food consumer cooperatives.
The PowerPoint and two scenarios were part of a workshop at the 2009 Staff and Managers Conference.
This is a PowerPoint presentation and handout from a workshop at the 2009 Staff and Managers Conference.