COVID-19: Invisible Frontline

We are now over a month into the COVID crisis.  While the disease is new and hard to deal with, what is not new is the social inequities that have only grown during this crisis. This disease has really highlighted the horrific ways in which our country has treated low wage workers, gig workers, and …

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COVID-19: MA Eviction and Mortgage Relief Update

Massachusetts is one step (or, well, one signature) away from providing massive relief to  commercial and residential tenants. Since our last update, the Massachusetts senate and the house have passed different versions and those versions went into conferencing. The House has released the compromise bill H.4647 which many expect to be signed by the Governor.  …

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COVID-19: Presentation on Adaptations, Relief Programs, and Resources for Small and Medium Businesses, Nonprofits, and Freelancers

Jason and Francisca presented to the Boulder County Bar Association on COVID-19 Programs and Resources for Small and Medium Businesses, Nonprofits, and Freelancers. In this presentation, they discussed the most important relief granted to small-and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and freelancers by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Coronavirus …

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COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program Loan

Last updated: August 13, 2020.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020. A key program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), is a loan designed to enable small and medium-sized businesses to keep workers paid and employed. The Department of Treasury and the …

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Cuba and Cooperatives (Part 3): Social, Economic, Racial, Gender and Sexual Justice Through Constitutional Reform

Information derives from a lecture by Cuban Criminal Justice and Cooperative Attorney Oldalys Perex Martinez, on January 15, 2020 We’re mainly taught in the U.S. that Cuba is “ruled” by a militaristic, one-party, authoritarian regime (e.g. links intentionally omitted).  The on-the-ground perspective in Cuba is quite different; so too are the facts. Cuba’s people democratically …

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Jason Wiener and others respond to the end of employee ownership at New Belgium in this Fifty by Fifty article

In the poignant introduction, Jessica Rose, the Director of Employee Ownership Programs at The Democracy Collaborative expresses her thoughts on the transformative power of employee ownership and the questions that the end of employee ownership at New Belgium brought up for her. To learn about Jason Wiener’s insightful response, read his article, Let’s Not Let …

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