USFWC Member Councils are member-led groups united around collective learning and action to advance social justice within the worker cooperative movement. Each council brings member cooperators together to educate and organize around crucial issues for the worker co-op sector and create resources to build a more just and collaborative future.
Union Co-ops Council
About the Council: A member-driven council working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. Participants meet to plan workshops at various labor and co-op conferences around the country, share information about and resources with local projects, and arrange for participants to engage in media exchanges, among other activities. Check out their website at unioncoops.org.
Meeting times: All members meet by zoom call every other month on the 2nd Friday (even months); the Executive Committee meets during the in-between months (odd months).
How to Join: Members should register here for more information about joining this council or if you’re interested in getting notice of our monthly conference calls or in developing a workshop on unions and co-ops in your local area.
Policy and Advocacy Council
About the Council: A member-wide council forwarding worker ownership and worker-centered values through legislative and government relations work at federal, state, and local levels.
Meeting times: Monthly conference calls for all members are hosted on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1 pm ET for 90 minutes.
How to Join: Members can register here for the meeting and contact policy [at] usworker [dot] coop with any questions. Meetings are members-only.
Movimiento de Inmigrantes en Cooperativas (MIC)
About the Council: This council is a space to organize and generate mutual support among cooperatives from the immigrant community.
Meeting Times: This council meets the second Thursday of odd months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov).
How to Join: Members can email ana [at] usworker [dot] coop for more information about this council and to be added. Meetings are members-only.
Racial and Economic Justice Council
About the Council: A member space which serves as a conduit between national worker coop networks and the communities doing grassroots economic and racial justice work rooted in racial, gender, economic, environmental, and disability justice; trans and queer liberation; and anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism.
How to Join: Members should fill out this form with interest in joining this council and email info [at] usworker [dot] coop with any additional questions. Meetings are members-only.
About the Council: Currently in development, the International Council will be the USFWC membership’s forum for connecting with the international cooperative movement and advising the USFWC’s international programs. The council’s purpose is to strengthen relationships across geographies and sectors, and foster spaces to learn from and share experiences across borders and continents with the goal to expand and strengthen our cooperative movement internationally.
Meeting Times: Third Mondays of alternate months
How to Join: Email Jeremy Pine at jeremy [at] usworker [dot] coop to join