Why Worker Co-ops Should Matter to Labor Unions


The first of 2021’s bimonthly Union Co-ops Council public spaces to discuss the need for collaboration between the worker cooperative movement and labor unions. In this session, we will learn about the history of unionized cooperatives, and how labor unions can benefit from partnering with and incubating worker co-ops.

Presented by the Union Co-ops Council of the US Federation of Worker Co-ops and marketing sponsors Co-op Cincy, Community and Worker Ownership Project of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, Northwest Co-op Development Center, Los Angeles Union Co-op Initiative, 1Worker1Vote, Wellspring Labor Co-ops Committee, Democracy@Work, Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation, SBDC at Temple University Fox School of Business


  • John McNamara / Northwest Co-op Development Center
  • Lis Ryder / Los Angeles Union Co-op Initiative
  • Ra Criscitiello / Service Employees International Union


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