2016-2017 Líderes Cooperativistas en Acción (LCA) (Fundamentals in Spanish)

{English below} Líderes Cooperativistas en Acción (LCA) El sector de cooperativas de trabajo que está creciendo más rápido en los últimos 10 años son las dirigidas por inmigrantes e hispanohablantes. Ha crecido el interés entre los miembros de las cooperativas inmigrantes para conectarse uno al otro. En adición a de desarrollar un enlace y relaciones, […]

Social Cooperatives International School – SCIS2016

Spanish | French below Social Cooperatives International School – SCIS2016 Naples (Italy), 20-23 October 2016 The CICOPA Italian member Federsolidarietà – Confcooperative, the biggest federation of social cooperatives in Europe and in the world, organizes the second edition of the Social Cooperatives International School – SCIS2016, in Naples (Italy) from 20 to 23 October 2016. […]

Annual Enterprise Survey: Request for Participation by Oct. 7th

–Español debajo– It’s that time of year when we ask all worker cooperatives and other democratic workplaces to participate in our annual survey to help study the economic impact and social characteristics of worker-owned/managed enterprises. SURVEY DEADLINE:  October 7, 2016 SURVEY LINK: www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2YNQB2 Conducted in partnership with the Democracy at Work Institute, we are requesting […]

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Announcing New Membership Director & Staff Transitions

Dear USFWC Members ~ Please help us welcome our new USFWC Membership Director, Ana Martina Rivas! Some of you were lucky enough to meet her at the Worker Cooperative National Conference in Austin last weekend. You can read more below about Ana Martina and a short message from her. In addition to welcoming Ana Martina, […]

RSVP for 2016 Member Meeting 7/30 & 7/31 (virtual participation available)

All USFWC members – workplaces and individuals, voting and non-voting – are encouraged to RSVP to attend (in-person or virtually) our annual Member Meeting. This year, we have a two-part member meeting with a special strategy session on Saturday, July 30 followed by a more traditional business meeting on Sunday, July 31. Hosted during the […]

Cast your VOTE for USFWC Board of Directors

Board of Directors voting now open! Thank you to all of our candidates for taking advantage of this important leadership opportunity and offering their time and resources in service of our organization. How to Vote? USFWC voting members (worker cooperatives, democratic workplaces, cooperative developers and federation partners) are invited to cast one vote per workplace for […]

We’re Growing! USFWC is hiring a new Membership Director

Updated Jun 24, 2016 We’re growing! USFWC seeks a dynamic person to join our staff as a bi-lingual* Membership Director (full job description) With our annual conference quickly approaching, we’re hoping to hire in time for the new staffer to attend the conference as part of on-boarding to the new position. This means we’ll be reviewing applications […]

This is How a Taxi Co-op Would Work in Austin

Taxi cooperatives are on the rise. Another story about how this industry can be worker-owned, featuring quotes from our own Nicole Reneau from USFWC member workplace, Black Star Coop Pub and Brewery. You can also learn more about the worker-owned taxi industry in this report from the Democracy at Work Institute. By AUDREY MCGLINCHY At […]

Info Session: USFWC Board Service | Tue. 6/14

Have you been considering a run for the USFWC Board of Directors? Want to learn more what it means to serve on the USFWC Board of Directors? Join us for…. USFWC Board Service: Information Session Tuesday, June 14 2:30pm pacific / 5:30pm eastern RSVP to amy@usworker.coop & mbautista@sco.org for conference call information This year we’re […]

Register: Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29 – 31

Join us for our Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29th – July 31st 2016 in Austin, Texas! 400+ inspired participants, building a new economy based on shared ownership and real democracy. Dozens – even hundreds – of worker cooperatives in all stages, from concept, to conversion, to growth. The U.S.’s leading lenders, funders, educators and […]