We Believe There Are Many Alternatives

Timeline

2013
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2013

IWW Survey and Research Committee

Three researchers are recruited to join the IWW SRC and transform how the union uses strategic research.

2014
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2014

Beyond One Big Union

The three researchers start to partner with grassroots movements beyond the union, including farmworkers and food chain workers.

2015
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2015

Oppose and Propose

We incorporate as a nonprofit organization, establish a worker cooperative, and join the US Solidarity Economy Network and the New Economy Coalition.

2017
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2017

Parting Ways

The worker cooperative is dissolved, two researchers leave to start Research Action, and one researcher stays with nonprofit to focus on racial justice and solidarity economies.

2018
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2018

Third World Solidarity Economies

We explored the contours of the solidarity economy for BIPOC communities in two webinars. The first a five-part webinar series on solidarity and cooperative economics targeted to the assets and needs of Asian American immigrant and refugee communities, inspired by the scholarship by our mentor Jessica Gordon Nembhard. The second a livestreamed panel discussion between Black, Indigenous, and people of color organizing autonomous communities and liberated economies from Los Angeles to the Navajo Nation to Jackson, Mississippi, at the Red Nation conference.

2022
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2022

Movement Building

We launch two projects to build movements for direct democracy and solidarity economy: Los Angeles for All and the Municipalism Learning Series.

2024
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2024

Worker Self-Directed Nonprofit

The workers retreat to establish ourselves as a worker self-directed nonprofit.

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