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Our Member Councils and Peer Networks are shaping the future of the worker co-op movement in the U.S. through mutual aid exchanges, collective education & learning and political advocacy for a just economy. Here are the highlights for this month from some of our councils & networks:
- Union Co-ops Council — At the April UCC meeting, Cooperative Homecare Associates worker-owner and USFWC Board member Denise Hernandez shared updates on their collective fight with SEIU 1199 to secure Fair Pay For Homecare in New York state. View the recording of the presentation here and download the presentation slides here. The next Union Co-ops Council call will be held on Zoom on June 10th, register here.
- Tech Worker Peer Network — Tech worker co-ops are preparing to host a series of teach-ins for the co-op movement on a variety of topics to showcase their services and provide needed support to the worker co-op movement. They want to hear from you! Fill out this short survey to tell our tech worker peer network what tech support your co-op needs, so they can tailor their presentations to meet the moment.
- Federation Partners Peer Network — Regional networks of cooperatives from across the country, our Federation Partners, came together this month to discuss what member engagement strategies have been most successful and how to connect cooperatives in our regional networks with skill sharing, collaborative events and more.
- (NEW!) Bookstore Co-op Peer Network – This new Peer Network is a space for established and prospective cooperative booksellers to support and learn from one another. Worker-owners from Red Emma’s, Rozzie Bound Books and more are helping guide the future of this network!