Cleaning Co-op Development Intensive

Our Members Teamworks Development Institute are putting on an intensive 3 day gather for Cleaning co-ops. Check out their site to register.  The Intensive is for everyone involved in planning, launching, and growing worker-owned house cleaning cooperatives.   We will customize the program based on the needs of participants.  We expect to have sessions and […]

Worker Cooperative Census

 The Worker Co-op Census is the first national study of worker cooperatives from the perspective of individual employees and worker-owners. It is a major new research project of The Democracy at Work Institute and the the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives in partnership with researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This study will further our collective work to build the field, […]

Regarding this election: we hear you, we understand, and we are with you.

[Continúa la Versión en Español] Dear worker cooperative members, supporters and allies, We’ve heard from so many of you how this election is terrifying, and want to open by saying we hear you, we understand, and we are with you. We are together. This election leveraged white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, ableism, anti-Semitism, transphobia, […]

USFWC/DAWI’s endorsement of the Movement for Black Lives Policy

US Federation of Worker Cooperatives Racial & Economic Justice Membership Council Statement of Solidarity The board and staff of the United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives endorses the policy platform for the movement for Black Lives . Through its Racial & Economic Justice Membership Council, the USFWC sees itself as a greater tool for exerting […]

Attention all USFWC members we have dental!

We are excited to announce that we are rolling out a dental benefit plan for our members. We are working with a broker from Diversified Human Solutions to develop our dental plan. Come check out our webinar on 10/6 at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 1:00pm Pacific called Federation Benefits: Dental Benefits For You! We will be joined […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]