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.
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: Meets via video conference call for members only, strategy meetings on the 1st and the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm EST.
How to Join: Members can register here for the meeting and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Movimiento de Inmigrantes en Cooperativas (MIC)
About the Council: Focusing on worker co-ops with immigrant worker-owners, the MIC council is working on its training based on popular education schedule for the upcoming year - stay tuned for information on resources for Spanish-speaking workers.
This council is still scheduling meeting times for 2022.
How to Join: Members should contact our Training & Technical Assistance Manager Ana Martina Rivas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this council.
Union Co-ops Council
About the Council: A member-driven council working to build bridges between worker cooperatives and organized labor. Check out their website at unioncoops.org.
Watch a series of videos on union co-ops in the U.S. as a part of the 10-year Anniversary of the Union Co-ops Council here!
Meeting times: Meets via video conference call on the 2nd Friday of even months at 1pm EST.
How to Join: Members can learn more & register for the next meeting here.
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.
This council is still determining meeting times for 2022.