Events Archive

  • USFWC Health Benefits Open Office Hour
    Our monthly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have about the program. Register here
    16th Aug 2018 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted 3rd Thursday of every month at 1pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    16th Aug 2018 10:00:am,
  • Webinar: Free Management Skills Check-Up
    Date and Time: Aug 16, 2018, Noon – 1:00pm EDT Cost: Free Webinar Details: A FREE assessment of your democratic management skills, conducted through a 60 minute webinar offered monthly throughout 2018. Hosted by Rebecca Bauen, Managing Director for the Democracy at Work Institute. [This session will be offered in English.] School for Democratic Management...
    16th Aug 2018 9:00:am,
  • Webinar: Assessing Your Threats Using These Easy Tools
    Date and Time: August 15, 2018, Noon – 1:15pm EDT Cost: $25 per webinar for USFWC members; $49 per webinar for non-members. If you register for all webinars in a topic area, you also receive a free ½ hour consultation with a course instructor if you register for. Please contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop for...
    15th Aug 2018 9:00:am,
  • USFWC Union Co-op Council
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email mhoyer22@comcast.net if you have any questions.
    10th Aug 2018 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    3rd Aug 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Webinar: Design and Comms Bootstrap: Starter tools for your business
    Date and Time: August 2nd, 2018 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT Cost: $25 for USFWC members / $40 for non-members, with proceeds going toward the operation of the USFWC’s Continuing Education series Webinar Details: ContinuED Learning Series | Design and Comms Bootstrap: Starter tools for your business Hosted by USFWC Comms Director Mo Manklang, learn about free or low-cost tools that you can start to implement immediately to support your business, as well as learn how to effectively plan your online presence. If you are a startup, or looking to brush up on new tools to help you make the most of your marketing budget, this webinar will kickstart your communications efforts. This session will be offered in English. About the Presenter: Mo Manklang is the Director of Communications of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and a creative strategist focusing on cooperatives and organizing. She has been convening people in cooperatives and social impact for the past twelve years in Philadelphia in a variety of roles, including five years with Philadelphia news and events group Generocity.org. Mo currently serves on the board of Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance and the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia, the Media and Marketing Committee of the Kensington Community Food Co-op.
    2nd Aug 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Webinar: It’s Like Magic: A Financial Report Template that Gets People Engaged
    Date and Time: August 01, 2018, Noon – 1:15pm EDT Cost: $25 per webinar for USFWC members; $49 per webinar for non-members. If you register for all webinars in a topic area, you also receive a free ½ hour consultation with a course instructor if you register for. Please contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop for...
    1st Aug 2018 9:00:am,
  • Work it, Own it: Worker-owned coop learning circle
    How can regional ecosystems support the growth of workplace democracy? What are the lessons and challenges that we can learn from worker-owners? Come to learn why people around the country are forming worker cooperatives and who is forming them, as well as how they can increase stability and economic security for marginalized communities.
    31st Jul 2018 6:00:pm,
    331 W Main St. 2nd Floor
  • Webinar: Worker Co-ops and the New Economy Coalition Policy Platform
    Date and Time: July 19th, 2018, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT Cost: $25 for USFWC members / $40 for non-members, with proceeds going toward the operation of the USFWC’s Continuing Education series Webinar Details: Over the last year, the USFWC and some of its members have been working with the New Economy Coalition’s policy working group...
    19th Jul 2018 10:30:am,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted 3rd Thursday of every month at 1pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    19th Jul 2018 10:00:am,
  • Webinar: Free Management Skills Check-Up
    Date and Time: Jul 19, 2018, Noon – 1:00pm EDT Cost: Free Webinar Details: A FREE assessment of your democratic management skills, conducted through a 60 minute webinar offered monthly throughout 2018. Hosted by Rebecca Bauen, Managing Director for the Democracy at Work Institute. [This session will be offered in English.] School for Democratic Management...
    19th Jul 2018 9:00:am,
  • Webinar: [Title]
    Date and Time: [Date/time with time zone] Cost: $25 for USFWC members / $40 for non-members, with proceeds going toward the operation of the USFWC’s Continuing Education series Webinar Details: Join [Presenter (Affilitation with link)] … [description, notes about content, structure, etc.] [This session will be offered in English.] About the Presenter: [Presenter] [Bio]
    18th Jul 2018 11:13:am,
  • Webinar: How Ready Are You for Open Book Management?
    Date and Time: July 18, 2018, Noon – 1:15pm EDT Cost: $25 per webinar for USFWC members; $49 per webinar for non-members. If you register for all webinars in a topic area, you also receive a free ½ hour consultation with a course instructor if you register for. Please contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop for...
    18th Jul 2018 9:00:am,
  • USFWC Union Co-op Council
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email mhoyer22@comcast.net if you have any questions.
    13th Jul 2018 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    6th Jul 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Webinar: Breaking Through: Worker co-op strides in Federal Policy
    Date and Time: June 28th, 2018 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT. Cost: FREE Webinar Details: Did you know that the USFWC has been working with federal policymakers to promote worker co-ops? Bills like The Main Street Employee Ownership represent an important step toward broader awareness and use of employee ownership as an opportunity for workers and businesses owners in need of a strong succession strategy. Hear from the USFWC staff about the Main Street Employee Ownership act as well as our work with the office of Congressman Keith Ellison, and get to know how these bills will grow and support worker owners in the future. You’ll also hear updates about the Policy and Advocacy Council and how you can apply this work at the local and state levels. This session will be offered in English.
    28th Jun 2018 10:00:am,
  • Webinar: Bring your team as a Delegation to the Worker Cooperative National Conference
    Date and Time: June 27th, 2018 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT Webinar Details: The organizing team of the WCNC is striving to create platforms for people to engage with, and we can take care of logistics. Join in on this short webinar to review opportunities to get your team to the Worker Cooperative National Conference.  Hear how we will provide Delegations with information, digital materials, and social posts to promote and engage with the conference as well as access to seed funding for your grassroots fundraising efforts. You can also always visit conference.coop for the latest information. Note: Member always receive $100 off the listed price — the early bird price ends June 29th, so make sure to get the best possible price for conference registration!
    27th Jun 2018 10:00:am,
  • Owning Our Labor
    The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives and the CUNY Law School, invites worker-owners, the coop community, lawmakers and the general public to their fourth annual conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at The CUNY Law School. This year’s conference promises to be an exciting day of strategy discussions, workshops, panels, and presentations.  We will provide...
    9th Jun 2018 10:00:am,
  • NYC Worker Cooperative Conference
    The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives, in collaboration with CUNY Law School, invites worker-owners, the coop community, lawmakers and the general public to their fourth annual conference.
    9th Jun 2018 10:00:am,
    2 Court Square
  • USFWC Union Co-op Council
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email mhoyer22@comcast.net if you have any questions.
    8th Jun 2018 10:00:am,
  • MIC: Poder y Privilegio en Cooperativas de Trabajadorxs
    Aprenderemos y reflexionaremos sobre las dinámicas de Poder y Privilegio en relaciones humanas y específicamente en proyectos cooperativos. Lxs participantes reflexionaran sobre las relaciones humanas de poder y privilegio y entienderán cómo esto impacta sus relaciones de grupo. Lxs participantes aprenderán a distinguir qué concepto tienen del poder y cómo se relacionan con este. Jun...
    6th Jun 2018 2:00:pm,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    1st Jun 2018 12:00:pm,
  • School for Democratic Management Webinar: Opening the Books, Closing the Circle  
    Opening the Books, Closing the Circle    May 23, June 6, June 20 In this 3 part Series, Jen Briggs (formerly of New Belgium) simplifies Open Book Management in stages.  Participants walk away with practical tools for building a financial score card, a business literacy checklist and a company wide training plan. Part 1 Naming Your...
    23rd May 2018,
  • Philadelphia Worker Cooperative Teach-In
    The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives are pleased to host the Worker Cooperative Teach-In on May 20th. We hope that you will join us for a limited attendance event along with other engaged, spirited people at this conversation-driven event designed to cultivate economic justice in the Philadelphia area through cooperative worker ownership. You'll meet community organizers, cooperators, economic developers, civic leaders and more — all of them building economic control block by block as they support cooperative culture in the Greater Philadelphia area.
    20th May 2018 2:30:pm,
    Christ Church Neighborhood House
  • USFWC Health Benefits Open Office Hour
    Our monthly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have about the program. Register here
    17th May 2018 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted 3rd Thursday of every month at 1pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    17th May 2018 10:00:am,
  • USFWC Union Co-op Council
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email mhoyer22@comcast.net if you have any questions.
    11th May 2018 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    4th May 2018 12:00:pm,
  • USFWC Health Benefits Open Office Hour
    Our monthly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have about the program. Register here
    19th Apr 2018 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted 3rd Thursday of every month at 1pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    19th Apr 2018 10:00:am,
  • USFWC Union Co-op Council
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 2nd Friday of every month at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email mhoyer22@comcast.net if you have any questions.
    13th Apr 2018 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    6th Apr 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Webinar: [Title]
    Date and Time: [Date/time with time zone] Cost: $25 for USFWC members / $40 for non-members, with proceeds going toward the operation of the USFWC’s Continuing Education series Webinar Details: Join [Presenter (Affilitation with link)] … [description, notes about content, structure, etc.] [This session will be offered in English.] About the Presenter: [Presenter] [Bio]
    6th Apr 2018 10:11:am,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1pm ET. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    2nd Apr 2018 12:15:pm,
  • Movimiento Inmigrante de Cooperativas Council Call
    Bi-monthly meeting for cooperatives with immigrant workers. Contact ana@usworker.coop to be included in the calls.
    22nd Mar 2018 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Health Benefits Open Office Hour
    Our monthly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have about the program. Register here
    15th Mar 2018 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Policy and Advocacy Member Council
    Join other USFWC members interested in advancing worker ownership and workplace democracy through public policy efforts and advocacy campaigns. Launched in 2015, the council meets monthly to strategize and share information about local, state, and federal efforts. Monthly conference calls are hosted 2nd Thursday of every month at 1pm EDT. Register online to to get involved - once you sign up, we'll email you with more information about the call. Email Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop if you have any questions.
    15th Mar 2018 10:00:am,
  • Union Co-ops Council Call
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. The Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00am...
    9th Mar 2018 10:00:am,
  • Webinar: Cooperative Taxation and your Worker Co-op
    Date and Time: March 7, 3:00 – 4:15 PM EST Cost: $25 for USFWC members / $40 for non-members, with proceeds going toward the operation of the USFWC’s Continuing Education series Webinar Details: Join Bruce Mayer (Wegner CPAs) presenting and Stephen Rye Switzer (Rye Financial) moderating for a primer on year-end taxation for worker cooperatives. Wondering...
    7th Mar 2018 3:00:pm,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    2nd Mar 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Gobernanza, Gestión, Transparencia y Responsabilidad en cooperativas de trabajadores
    El registro para este evento esta cerrado. ¿Cuáles son los roles y responsabilidades de trabajadores propietarixs, directores y mesa directiva en una cooperativa de trabajadores? ¿Cómo pueden lxs trabajadores dueños distinguir entre las tareas y decisiones que pertenecen a la administración y operaciones? En esta sesión los participantes aprenderán sobre los roles y responsabilidades. Vamos a mirar de cerca las responsabilidades de la Mesa Directiva, y los diferentes niveles de proceso de decisiones. Compartiremos un Paquete de Herramientas para apoyar a lxs trabajadores dueños a ser más eficientes en sus reuniones y a apoyar a su proceso para toma de decisiones. El entrenamiento comienza a las 6 p.m. EST y durará hasta las 9 p.m. EST. Este taller es en español. Se proporcionará la cena. Cuidado de niños se puede proporcionar a pedido. Este evento es GRATUITO. Favor de indicarnos si necesita cuido de niños a ana@usworker.coop.
    16th Feb 2018 6:00:pm,
    256 W 38th St
  • USFWC Health Benefits Open Office Hour
    Our monthly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have about the program. Register here
    15th Feb 2018 2:00:pm,
  • Policy and Advocacy Call
    Call for members of the USFWC to discuss worker co-op policy activities and legislative news. Email mo@usworker.coop to be included in the call.
    15th Feb 2018 10:00:am,
  • Union Co-ops Council Call
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. The Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00am...
    9th Feb 2018 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    2nd Feb 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Conversion worker-owner peer networking
    This is a new network call for member-owners who have converted to the worker-co-op model. In this conference call, we will cover: 1) How can we use this space to support and improve our benefits for your businesses, as well as connect converted worker co-op member-owners 2) How often we should meet 3) Discuss the...
    1st Feb 2018 1:00:pm,
  • Introduction to Transformative Justice | Introducción a la justicia transformativa
    Grave community violations like theft and sexual assault are unfortunately pervasive realities, which even progressive and cooperative communities must address. How can we confront these violations in our communities, in ways that support survivors of violence and also hold people who have caused harm accountable, without bolstering oppressive criminal-legal institutions? The US Federation of Worker...
    20th Jan 2018 10:00:am,
    Judson Memorial Church
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    5th Jan 2018 12:00:pm,
  • Member Council for Immigrant Cooperatives
    This is a space that has been designed to formalize the relationships among immigrant-led cooperators who are seeking to receive and provide peer advising. The goal is to have worker cooperators from immigrant-led workplaces share business resources, problem-solve together, and identify the particular business and organizing needs for their community. Email membership@usworker.coop if you would...
    28th Dec 2017 2:00:pm,
  • USFWC Monthly Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
    Each month a committee comes together to discuss the Policy and Advocacy initiatives of the USFWC. Meetings are at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST. Register Here
    21st Dec 2017 10:00:am,
  • Let’s Talk: Healthy Cooperative Communications, from Conflict Resolution to Emotional Health
    As social organizations, cooperatives experience the intimate nature of everyday democracy, and this can often be difficult. The close relationships and accountability inside co-ops expose underlying tensions between people while amplifying the inequities embedded in systems of oppression. Nevertheless, cooperatives foster amazing opportunities to address polarizing conflicts by embracing anti-oppression and collective liberation. When co-op members are encouraged to show up with honesty and directness, engaged co-op leaders can bring together divergent opinions and diverse experiences to deal with disagreement constructively.
    18th Dec 2017 3:00:pm,
    25 W 43rd St. 18th Floor
  • Catalyzing Employee Ownership: The first years of the Workers to Owners Collaborative
    Date: December 15, 2017 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST – 11:45 am PST / 2:45 pm EST Join the USFWC and the Democracy at Work Institute in a webinar delving into the exciting results of the Workers to Owners 2017 Annual Impact Report, which was recently released. The report introduces the Workers to...
    15th Dec 2017 11:00:am,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    13th Dec 2017 1:30:pm,
  • Union Co-ops Council Meeting
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. The Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00am...
    8th Dec 2017 10:00:am,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    6th Dec 2017 1:30:pm,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    1st Dec 2017 12:00:pm,
  • 3rd Biennial Union Co-op Symposium
    On Dec 1st & 2nd people from all across the U.S. and from Mondragon, Spain will be gathering in Cincinnati to further develop the union co-op sector of the U.S. economy. The event brings together more than 200 workers, union and community organizers, and business and religious leaders to learn from one another and from...
    1st Dec 2017,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    29th Nov 2017 1:30:pm,
  • Member Council for Immigrant Cooperatives
    This is a space that has been designed to formalize the relationships among immigrant-led cooperators who are seeking to receive and provide peer advising. The goal is to have worker cooperators from immigrant-led workplaces share business resources, problem-solve together, and identify the particular business and organizing needs for their community. Email membership@usworker.coop if you would...
    23rd Nov 2017 2:00:pm,
  • Worker Co-ops — A Solution for an Economy in Crisis
    How do we scale the co-op movement? How has the movement grown and where are we going? How do they fit into the larger fight against economic inequality? In a webinar event co-hosted by the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, the Democracy At Work Institute, the New Economy Coalition, and the The Democracy Collaborative, you'll learn about: The worker co-op movement's development over the last few years, Newly-released data on successes and growth in employee ownership, How the worker cooperative movement is raising money for the people and by the people, and Exciting policy developments in the last year. This interview-style event will go beyond theory basics and into the tangible, rapidly growing efforts to grow worker cooperatives across the United States.
    20th Nov 2017 12:00:am,
  • USFWC Monthly Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
    Each month a committee comes together to discuss the Policy and Advocacy initiatives of the USFWC. Meetings are at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST. Register Here
    16th Nov 2017 10:00:am,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    15th Nov 2017 1:30:pm,
  • Union Co-ops Council Meeting
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. The Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00am...
    10th Nov 2017 10:00:am,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    8th Nov 2017 1:30:pm,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    3rd Nov 2017 12:00:pm,
  • Worker Co-op Health Info Webinar
    This year we offered a nationwide dental plan— this year we are adding vision. Here’s a short webinar that gives an overview of both programs. Important dates: Open Enrollment starts Nov 1 Open Enrollment ends Dec 15 We will also be hosting a weekly “open office hours” time to answer any questions you may have...
    1st Nov 2017 1:30:pm,
  • Member Council for Immigrant Cooperatives
    This is a space that has been designed to formalize the relationships among immigrant-led cooperators who are seeking to receive and provide peer advising. The goal is to have worker cooperators from immigrant-led workplaces share business resources, problem-solve together, and identify the particular business and organizing needs for their community. Email membership@usworker.coop if you would...
    26th Oct 2017 2:00:pm,
  • Employee Ownership for Legacy Business Preservation
    Partner Event: The Legacy Business Initiative has been a partnership between the Democracy at Work Institute, the National Urban League, and others, that has sought to understand the potential to preserve small business ownership and increase wealth in communities of color through employee ownership. The project combined statistical research, surveys, focus groups, and stakeholder discussions...
    19th Oct 2017 1:00:pm,
  • USFWC Monthly Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
    Each month a committee comes together to discuss the Policy and Advocacy initiatives of the USFWC. Meetings are at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST. Register Here
    19th Oct 2017 10:00:am,
  • Union Co-ops Council Meeting
    The Union Co-ops Council has a vision of a worker-driven, cooperative economy with workplace and economic democracy for all. We’re working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. The Council is an all-volunteer, virtual organization that has been operating since 2007. The Council meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 10:00am...
    13th Oct 2017 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    6th Oct 2017 12:00:pm,
  • Member Council for Immigrant Cooperatives
    This is a space that has been designed to formalize the relationships among immigrant-led cooperators who are seeking to receive and provide peer advising. The goal is to have worker cooperators from immigrant-led workplaces share business resources, problem-solve together, and identify the particular business and organizing needs for their community. Email membership@usworker.coop if you would...
    28th Sep 2017 2:00:pm,
  • Member Council for Immigrant Cooperatives
    This is a space that has been designed to formalize the relationships among immigrant-led cooperators who are seeking to receive and provide peer advising. The goal is to have worker cooperators from immigrant-led workplaces share business resources, problem-solve together, and identify the particular business and organizing needs for their community. Email membership@usworker.coop if you would...
    28th Sep 2017,
  • TALLER ONLINE GRATIS: Como Hablar con Medios de Comunicación
    Cuando: Jueves, 21 de Septiembre, 2-4pm PST/4-6pm CST/5-7pm EST Lenguaje: Español Este taller va ser conducido por Yadira Fragoso, graduada de Lideres Cooperativistas en Acción. Vamos a cubrir como se desarrolla un plan para representar a su cooperativa durante entrevistas con medios de comunicación. Algunos de los temas que vamos repasar incluye: – Como crear...
    21st Sep 2017 5:00:pm,
  • USFWC Monthly Policy and Advocacy Committee Call
    Each month a committee comes together to discuss the Policy and Advocacy initiatives of the USFWC. Meetings are at 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST. Register Here
    21st Sep 2017 10:00:am,
  • DAWI Worker Co-op Startup Webinar
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    1st Sep 2017 12:00:pm,
  • Sanctuary Workplace Webinar
    Immigrant-led worker cooperatives have been a successful tactic for migrant communities to build power, build wealth, and develop member-leaders. However, the recent political situation is a reminder that migrant workers and other communities remain vulnerable to injustice and disempowerment. This is a call to action to extend protection and safety to all communities facing harassment...
    26th Jul 2017 3:00:pm,
  • ASBC Workshop on Employee & Worker Ownership: A Sure Fire Way to Build a More Sustainable Economy!
    When: Thursday – June 29th, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Where: Future State, 2101 Webster St #520, Oakland, CA 94612 Register Here. Our panel of experts will discuss: The business case for employee ownership Strategies for converting your company into an employee owned enterprise; Gaining congressional and state support for worker ownership; Creating an...
    29th Jun 2017 5:30:pm,
  • The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)
    The Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD) exposes people to the concept of worker-owned businesses; strengthens existing worker-owned businesses; develops relationships between democratically-owned businesses, labor institutions, and resource organizations; and builds the movement for workplace democracy. It is held every two years in the Eastern United States. ECWD will be held this June 09-11, 2017 at...
    9th Jun 2017,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    6th Jan 2017 12:00:pm,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    2nd Dec 2016 12:00:pm,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    4th Nov 2016 12:00:pm,
  • 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Cooperative Festival
    The third annual Santa Barbara County Cooperative Festival will take place Saturday, October 15 at El Camino School Community Center 10 a.m. to 3. Innovation and collaboration are the themes of this year’s event. A post-millennial  transportation show “Green Wheels Showcase”, a solar cook-off, and the debut of the 805 Slackers rope-walkers will give evidence...
    15th Oct 2016 10:00:am,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    7th Oct 2016 12:00:pm,
  • Cooperative Professionals Conference
    NCBA CLUSA is hosting this third annual conference for legal and accounting professionals who serve the cooperative community. Scheduled for Miami, Florida, from September 19 – 21, the 2016 Co-op Professionals Conference will advance an emerging platform for professional development within the cooperative movement, elevate the standard of the services they provide and provide valuable opportunities to...
    19th Sep 2016 9:00:am,
    Marriott Miami – Biscayne Bay
  • Home Care Cooperative Conference
    Home care worker cooperative members and developers from across the country will gather September 12-14, 2016 in Dulles, VA at the inaugural Home Care Cooperative Conference. The conference is organized by the Cooperative Development Foundation and hosted at the headquarters of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation. FULL DETAILS.  
    12th Sep 2016,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    2nd Sep 2016 12:00:pm,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    5th Aug 2016 12:00:pm,
  • USFWC Annual Member Meeting
    This year we’re making our way to Austin, Texas for the Worker Cooperative National Conference, July 29-31, 2016. As usual, our annual USFWC Member Meeting will be convened during the conference. We are currently planning a USFWC Strategy Session on Saturday, July 30 (during a conference workshop block) and this will be followed by the official...
    31st Jul 2016 10:45:am,
  • Worker Cooperative National Conference
    Join us for the National Worker Cooperative Conference, July 29th – July 31st in Austin, Texas. As worker ownership breaks into the public consciousness on an unprecedented scale, we will gather in popular education and brainstorm sessions, keynotes, and much more to: share best practices, identify (and shape) emerging trends, form relationships with allied organizations,...
    29th Jul 2016,
  • CommonBound
    CommonBound will bring together hundreds of leaders and organizations from across North America for an international conference on visionary strategies for achieving deep systemic change. Participants will share insights and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first. Participants will include a cross-section of...
    8th Jul 2016,
    Buffalo State University
  • Deadline for USFWC Board of Director Candidate Nominations
    The USFWC Board of Directors is seeking candidate nominations for our 2016 Regional Representatives Board Elections. Please consider nominating a leader in our community – whether a colleague, a worker-owner at another USFWC member workplace, or yourself! Deadline to nominate a candidate is Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Full Details: https://usworker.coop/blog/nominate-a-candidate-for-usfwc-board-of-directors/
    5th Jul 2016 5:00:pm,
  • International Day of Cooperatives
    Celebrated every year on the first Saturday in July, this year’s International Day of Cooperatives theme is “The Power to Act for a Sustainable Future.” Chosen to emphasize cooperatives’ contribution to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the slogan highlights the unique position of co-ops as a tool for sustainability. Learn more from...
    2nd Jul 2016,
  • ‘Starting a Worker Coop’ *Free Monthly Webinar*
    The Democracy at Work Institute hosts this monthly webinar to for groups and people at the very early stages of their worker cooperative project. The webinar describes key steps toward getting off the ground, and where problems often occur. It includes chapters on building your group’s democratic capacity, business, and environment of support, in a...
    1st Jul 2016 12:00:pm,
  • Info Session: USFWC Board Service
    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? This year we’re electing Regional Representatives and we hope you will throw your own name in, or nominate another co-worker or worker in your community. Learn more about...
    14th Jun 2016 2:30:pm,