Meet your 2018 Nominees for Regional Representative of the USFWC.
It's election time again! USFWC voting members, now is the time to exercise your member right and responsibility to elect the next round of regional representatives to the USFWC board.
Voting member classes include: Worker Cooperative, Democratic Workplace, Cooperative Developer, and Federation Partners. More about all member classes available here: usworker.coop/join/membership-application
Learn more about the election at: https://www.usworker.coop/board-of-directors-nominations
Voting will open Monday, August 20 and will close Sunday, September 16th, 2018. Your workplace should have received a voting code by email. If you haven't received the code, please let us know asap, email email@example.com.
Meet your 2018 Board Candidates
- Workplace: Sassafras Tech Collective
- New board candidate
- Member type: Worker Cooperative | Cooperativa de Trabajadorxs
- Personal Statement: I am a founder of Sassafras Tech Collective (sassafras.coop), a majority women-owned tech consulting worker cooperative formed in 2013. I have been in the tech industry for 15 years and hold a PhD in Human Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I live in the Touchstone co-housing community in Ann Arbor, Michigan and serve as a consensus facilitator there. I also have experience organizing around intersectional feminist approaches to ending street harassment and online harassment. I believe the role of the USFWC is to help inspire, build, and sustain the worker cooperative movement in the US and to connect to the greater international worker cooperative movement.
- Where and how do you see the USFWC broadening our networks, developing a stronger partnership, and having a greater impact in supporting and fostering growth and stability for the worker cooperative community and/or advancing economic justice and workplace?
I'm interested in serving on the board to help inform and problem-solve common challenges in sustaining anti-oppressive worker cooperatives, particularly around how cooperatives hold power dynamics, conflict, and emotional labor. Further, I want to amplify and bridge the incredible formative work done in the worker-coop movement to platform cooperativism, Tech Workers Coalition, and tech academic communities.