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With many Americans only recently recovered from extreme weather, transportation challenges, and power and communications outages, some explore ways to strengthen local circles of support
Joblessness has increased to 9.2 percent. But a new strategy has emerged to adapt to unemployment and hard economic times: groups of people helping each other in Resilience Circles.
Joblessness has increased to 9.2 percent. But a new strategy has emerged to adapt to unemployment and hard economic times: groups of people helping each other.
By Chuck Collins and Glenn Scott Davis Should unions organize Common Security Clubs? Yes! The “small group organizing” approach demonstrated in the growth and experience of Common Security Clubs can be an effective tool for labor unions and their members in these hard times. Common Security Clubs are also known by other names such as […]
Make > Shift is a collaborative learning process that shifts attention at this time of job scarcity to the abundance of possibilities for meaningful work that can generate both income and community benefits. Meeting seven times over a four-month period, participants brainstorm ideas for products and services stemming from current demographic and market trends – such […]
Can forming a small group like a Common Security Club really make a difference, when the problems we face seem so overwhelming? History tells us it can.
In unemployed worker groups and common security clubs across the country, participants are facing two grim realities. The first is that jobs that vanished aren’t coming back. And the second reality is that if unemployed workers don’t stand up for themselves, no one else will.