The ICA Group is the oldest national organization dedicated to the development of worker cooperatives. They focus on converting traditional businesses to cooperatives, forming ESOPS (employee-owned stock option plans), promoting worker-cooperative business development, and other methods of building worker-ownership. Over the last two years, TESA has been supporting the ICA Group in a long-term process[…]
Plus: Free, downloadable co-op posters.
I grew up playing games: board games with my family, video games with my friends, and sports with my classmates. The thing is though, I also grew up in an activist family. Some of my earliest memories are of my parents taking me to protests and rallies. So, it’s probably no surprise then that I[…]
These are the perfect gift ideas for people who want to make the world a better place: board games, books, apparel, art, and more.
Whenever we design a game, one of our favorite things to do is to come up with the visual concepts. Who lives in the world of this game? What do the homes and schools look like? Is it a cartoony world, like in Space Cats Fight Fascism, or is it a serious world, like in[…]
How we built a game and interactive curriculum to support new members in a dog-walking cooperative.
Based on our 10 years of experience, we developed a guide to printing your game in the United States and using sustainable materials.
We at The TESA Collective are excited to announce that we have teamed up with the labor rights organization Jobs with Justice for our next board game: STRIKE! The Game of Worker Rebellion. We are thrilled to be developing this game in such close partnership with a nationally renowned leader on worker empowerment.
When TESA first launched roughly ten years ago, it was hard to see a week into the future, let alone a decade. It’s incredible to reflect on so many years spent working with so many people on cultivating the cooperative movement. In this time, we have been committed to building a more just and democratic[…]
For the last 18 months, we at the TESA Collective have been collaborating with WomenVenture, an SBA-designated Women’s Business Center focused on helping women start and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. Their focus is to train entrepreneurs, advise businesses, provide loans, and create jobs in Minnesota. We have been working to support the development of[…]