Starting a worker cooperative is an exciting and challenging endeavor! 

Here's a few to-do's to get you started:

  1. Learn the definition of a worker co-op.
  2. Join the USFWC as a member organization. You'll be connected to a national and international network of cooperators, developers, and allies that will help to support you through the process.
  3. Attend our FREE monthly Worker Co-op Startup webinar (dates listed to the right)
  4. Choose a book from our Co-op Bookshelf to read with your team
  5. Watch a video together during lunch
  6. Work through the Co-op Movement study guide from TESA Collective

Additional start-up resources are available here.

Worker Cooperative Startup Webinar
Cómo empezar una cooperativa de trabajadorxs

Hosted on the first Friday of every month. Register now on our events page

  • 15 de abril (en Español)
  • May 8
  • June 5
  • July 10 (second Friday)
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6

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