USFWC Eastern Board Representative
Becca Koganer, Equal Exchange, bkoganer[at]equalexchange[dot]coop
Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy - July 26-28, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) is a non-profit cooperative organization established to aid in the continued growth of the workplace democracy movement. The ECWD is managed by the Coordinating Committee, which is a group of worker-owners and members of support organizations that were elected by the general membership of the ECWD. The ECWD works in cooperation with the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives to promote and develop worker-owned enterprises regionally and nationally.
The main work of the ECWD includes holding a conference every two years, in the Eastern United States, for the purpose of bringing together worker-owners, employees of democractically run ESOPs, companies and organizations that provide support to democractic workplaces, and anyone interested in the workplace democracy movement.
Esteban Kelly and Neily Jennings, Lead Staff
Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives
We, the members of the Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives, are dedicated to building a sustainable local economy by facilitating the support, development and promotion of worker cooperatives in Western Massachusetts and Southern Vermont.
Adam Trott, staff member
Our monthly meetings are on the fourth Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with gathering for food at 6pm. While work in and around the Connecticut River Valley in Western New England, our meeting locations are centered between Springfield, MA and Brattleboro, VT. Call us at 1(888) 682-4801 for the next meeting location.
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NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC)
Today a website, tomorrow a citywide network of worker cooperatives and support organizations. Get in touch with worker cooperators in New York City by clicking the link above.
Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a network of cooperatively owned businesses and allies working to support the development of new co-op businesses, provide services to existing co-ops, educate the public about co-ops, and advocate for co-ops with elected officials. Click the link above to visit PACA and get involved.