Worker Co-op Slack
The U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops is using the online chat application Slack to create a forum for the worker cooperative community to connect.
You’ll be prompted to register for an account. Make sure to go to the #welcome channel to introduce yourself! Make sure to view our Code of Conduct here.
Can I create channels?
Only admins can create channels, but it’s easy to request a channel - simply email email@example.com with SLACK REQUEST in the subject line.
How do I use Slack?
Slack has already created a wealth of “how to’s” - you can check those out here.
What if I like getting emails about my important member updates?
Slack will be in addition to the emails we already send you, so don’t worry! You’ll still get the regular, important updates by email. You can also set up Slack to send to your email account.
Slack uses channels to help keep focused conversations. In the USFWC Worker Co-op Slack, we have specific channels for our member councils, peer networks, regional networks and other specific topic areas listed below. Want to suggest a channel? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Slack Request” in the subject line.
|#comms||A channel for communications workers at organizations within the worker co-op ecosystem, to share ideas, tools, and campaigns|
|#cooperativasdetrabajadores||A channel for the Spanish-speaking worker co-op community to share resources, tools, ideas|
|#energy||A channel for solar and other energy worker co-ops|
|#financialaccounting||A channel to share resources & best practices for worker co-ops related to financial accounting & bookkeeping|
|#general||A channel for workspace-wide communications and announcements (all members appear in this channel)|
|#principlesix||For sharing opportunities where co-ops can connect with each other around shared resources, purchasing from each other, supply chains, etc. (Promote your worker co-op services and products here!)|
|#welcome||A space for new participants to introduce themselves!|
|#workercoopnews||A channel for sharing media about worker co-ops and the latest Tweets from the USFWC|
WhatsApp (Spanish-language space)
We’re using a WhatsApp chat group to communicate, share resources and information for worker co-ops among our Spanish-speaking membership. Connect to the co-op conversation!
This is a Spanish-language communications channel. If you are not a Spanish speaker, we welcome you to join the conversation on Slack!
To join the WhatsApp group, fill out this simple form and our membership team will add you to the group chat. To connect, you should have the WhatsApp application downloaded on your mobile device - available for Android and iOS.
Important functions for participants:
- Access all the media, links and docs shared in the chat under “Group Info”
- Search content in the chat under “Group Info”
- Change your settings to not automatically save photos from this group in your phone gallery under “Group Info” > “Save to Camera Roll”
- Silence notifications of the group under “Group Information” > “Muted”
- Access the WhatsApp Help Center to see more functions of group chats
If you have any challenges joining the group or questions about this chat, our Membership Manager Kate Barut is available to help you by email email@example.com or by phone 415-392-7277 x 2