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Membership is the cornerstone of cooperatives: members own their cooperative, members control and run it, and members reap the benefits. Membership is also the basic unit of participation in the USFWC: as a grassroots member-led movement, our membership is our power and our strength.

The USFWC welcomes membership from worker cooperatives, other democratic workplaces, cooperative developers, and allied organizations.

Joining as a USFWC Member is easy.

Complete our online membership application. You will receive an automatic reply inviting you to arrange a one-on-one meeting to go over your application. Your member class and annual dues amount will be confirmed during your welcome call.

Wondering what your dues will be? Look into each member class to find out the dues calculation formulas.

If you have any questions, please call us at 415-392-7277 ext 2 or email

Thank you for your interest in joining the USFWC!

Did you know? Your USFWC Membership Dues are Deductible.
Membership dues to trade associations and business leagues are tax deductible business expenses. The Internal Revenue Service allows you to deduct membership dues that are required by your profession or that you join to help your business. Make sure your tax preparer knows to include your USFWC member dues on line 48 of Schedule C as Other Expenses with a memo as “trade association membership fees”--and get in touch with us at if you have any questions!

Membership Classes (click on any class for more information)