The Year in Building Local Power (Episode 8)

Date: 29 Dec 2016 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode, Chris Mitchell, the director of our Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews a roundtable of ILSR staff members. Participants are: Olivia LaVecchia of the Community-Scaled Economies initiative, Karlee Weinmann of the Energy Democracy initiative, and Nick Stumo-Langer, ILSR’s Communication Manager.… Read More

The Labor and Small Business Alliance Behind San Francisco’s Landmark Retail Workers Bill of Rights

Date: 5 Feb 2015 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The political interests of labor and small business are often seen as pitted against each other — a perception corporate lobbyists work hard to perpetuate. But the two groups actually share broad common cause these days. Both stand to gain from building a more humane economy in which ruthless efficiency does not trump all else.… Read More