NOT the Boss's favorite union: STL IWW 2nd birthday picnic sunday august 23, Tower Grove Park

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/22/2015 - 6:37pm.

Dear Wash U CoOperators,
We're not the Boss's favorite union. We are radical in the best sense of the word: back to basics organizing, the union for ALL workers, including the underemployed, the unemployed, and the misemployed. We may not be the Boss's favorite union but we ARE the favorite of the NASCO (North American Students of CoOperation)'s Working Class Caucus.
Please join us for a family friendly picnic at the Cypress South Pavilion in Tower Grove Park to celebrate the two year anniversary of our local branch's chartering!

alternative tour of wash u (for disorientation and reorientation...)

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/15/2015 - 11:42pm.

Alternative Tour of Wash U

PROLOGUE (Hilltop Campus)

reading group TBA on mass incarceration, surveillance state, corporatism, fascism, and more...

Submitted by Jerome on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 5:44pm.

We will soon begin a reading group to discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness" and other books. This will be a visually handicapped friendly discussion group. Second reading TBA. Suggestions include Glennn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide," "the Snowden Papers," William Shirer's classic "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," and frequent CoOp guest John Ikerd's "A Revolution of the Middle, and the pursuit of happiness..," among others.

Please see for current info re: our Residential Houses; this is the Network site for coOp movement news

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:15pm.

This site will be retitled "Wash U CoOperative Network, Past and Future Dreams. Please seen for up to tate information about our Residential Houses and for our application. Please "like" the Wash U CoOp on Facebook and Twitter.

Pay it forward for labor, social justice, and human rights

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:20am.

Almost exactly five years ago this event was organized by the Wash U CoOp

We are a growing network of students, faculty, staff, and community members

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:09pm.

We are a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members dedicated to community building, social responsibility, environmental sustainability, healthy living, cooperative learning, and leadership, not limited to Washington University in St. Louis affiliates, saving our planet with a kind heart and a sense of humor since 2003. We are NOT just a bunch of college students.

We are horizontally related to our namesake, Washington University in St Louis. Neither owns, controls, or dominates the other.

Please see

Twin foundational values: Chutzpah and Humility

Submitted by Jerome on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 3:03pm.

I heard an interesting interview with two activists, young and old, on NPR's religion program, "On Being," about the new wave of young activism. The thesis was that the new activism is and ought to be aware of the wisdom and life experience of the older generations, to avoid mistakes made in the past, e.g. the sixties. "A movement community invites its critics into the tent," following two habits of the heart, CHUTZPAH and HUMILITY. Please let's put both of these into the new Wash U CoOp Values Box.

Every Day is Labor Day at the Wash U CoOp Because Cooperation Means Working Togetber, People Helping People

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 11:36am.

Dear Cooperators,

Here is my annual "gratuitous faculty advice letter, that I send every Labor Day. This year I send it a week early. 
The letter is long so I'll be brief:

1) I cannot thank you enough for your support over the years. Relying on a transient group of students and alumni for one's primary support group is a bit risky, but I am honored to be an integral part of this community, and very grateful for individual and collective support. Thank you! I will keep on trying to pay it forward.

Tell the Business Bank of St Louis: Don't Block Foreclosure Mediation in St. Louis County, 11am Friday 10/19

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 6:45pm.

Last August, the St. Louis County Council passed foreclosure mediation legislation which allows a homeowner facing foreclosure to enter mediation with the lender and servicer of a loan.

But now the Business Bank of St. Louis is suing the county, stalling legislation that would enact a fairer foreclosure process and potentially keep thousands of county residents in their homes.

Join us to let the bankers know that we won't let them use lawsuits to deprive homeowners of a fairer foreclosure process.

Please Help Keep County Resident In His Home

Submitted by Jerome on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:22am.

Joe is one of many homeowners in St. Louis County that has not been able to reap the potential benefits of the recently passed Automatic Foreclosure Mediation Bill. He is currently facing a wrongful foreclosure eviction and feels that his eviction should be called off until the mediation bill has been properly implemented and he and other St. Louis County residents are able to take advantage of third party mediation.

Please copy and paste the message below and send it out the contacts provided:

SUBJECT HEADING: Please Help Keep County Resident In His Home