Policy and Advocacy Council

About the Council: A member-wide council forwarding legislative and government relation work at federal, state, and local levels.

Meeting times: Meets via video conference call on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm EST.

How to Join: Members can register here for the meeting and contact Communications Director Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop with any questions.

What’s new with the council: We’re currently creating an infrastructure to share policy efforts, policy 101 trainings, and gathering input  about worker co-op legislation that we should work on.

Movimiento de Inmigrantes en Cooperativas (MIC)

About the Council: Focusing on worker co-ops with immigrant worker-owners, the MIC council is working on its training based on popular education schedule for the upcoming year - stay tuned for information on resources for spanish-speaking workers.

Meeting times: Meets every other month. 

How to Join: Members should contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop for more information about this council.

Union Co-ops Council

About the Council: A member-driven council working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. Check out the website at unioncoops.org.

Meeting times: Meets via video conference call on the 2nd Friday of each month at 1pm EST.

How to Join: Members can register here for the meeting and contact Committee Co-Chair Mary Hoyer at mhoyer22@comcast.net with any questions.

What’s new with the council: Fresh off celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this council with other union co-op leaders in Cincinnati, the Council recently released a series of videos on union co-ops in the U.S. Watch the videos here >

Racial and Economic Justice Council

About the Council: A member spaced dedicated to discussing how to best use the space to elevate racial and economic justice issues.

Meeting times: Meets every other month, on the first Monday, 12:45 - 2:00pm ET. 

How to Join: Members should contact Committee Co-Chair and USFWC Board Member Ricardo Nuñez at ricardo@theselc.org for more information about this council.


 

Conversions Peer Network

About the Peer Network: A brand new monthly peer network, the USFWC is providing space for worker owners to share experiences, advice, and build relationships with other members of businesses that have converted from traditional ownership to worker-ownership .

Meeting times: Projected to be monthly, starting in Spring of 2018

How to Join: Members should contact Communications Director Mo Manklang at mo@usworker.coop for more information about this peer network.

Keystone Peer Network

About the Peer Network: Another brand new peer network, the Keystone Peer Network is geared toward the biggest and oldest cooperatives, and is currently assessing common practices and qualities make up these worker co-ops, such as governance, management, ownership culture, etc.

Meeting times: Meets every other month

How to Join: Contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop for more information about this peer network.

Want to start a peer network?

The USFWC is always open to providing a platform and a space for members to gather together around important issues and sectors of the worker co-op community. Please contact Membership Director Ana Martina Rivas at ana@usworker.coop to discuss new peer network ideas.