Highlights from Member Councils & Peer Networks – May 2024

Our Member Councils and Peer Networks are shaping the future of the worker co-op movement in the U.S. through offers and needs markets, collective education & learning and political advocacy for a worker-centered economy.  Here are the recent highlights from some of our Councils & Networks:

  • Union Co-ops Council – The Union Co-ops Council went to the Labor Notes conference in April! We hosted a workshop and an interest meeting on worker co-ops for about 100 people total, and generated a lot of excitement for uniting labor unions and worker co-ops. Learn more about Labor Notes in this recent article by labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein.
  • Policy & Advocacy CouncilThis Council has been busy organizing around the National Worker Co-op Development and Support Act which was just introduced, and funding for worker ownership centers through the WORK Act, sharpening our collective advocacy skills, tools, priorities, and messaging to mobilize worker owners and allies. The council is gearing up for a session at the Worker Co-op Conference to train advocates and coordinate our organizing efforts across the country.
  • Worker Co-op Academies Peer NetworkOur first meeting in 2024 was the highest attended yet (26 registrants)! Our next quarterly meeting is coming up on June 3rd. We’ll be discussing logistics for hosting an academy, such as: how to incorporate language justice into your academy, what technology you require/use, how you market your academy, and what criteria you use to admit participants.

Check our events calendar to sign up for our next Member Council and Peer Network meetings!

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