We are standing at a pivotal time for the political and economic future of the country, but rather than continue with business-as-usual, it’s time we look for solutions. Worker cooperatives provide an answer to many of country’s issues. As businesses owned and governed by their employees, co-ops represent an opportunity to build good jobs, strengthen the community, and empower workers.
But you already know this.
It’s time we ask: how do we scale the co-op movement? How has the movement grown and where are we going? How do they fit into the larger fight against economic inequality?
- The worker co-op movement’s development over the last few years,
- Newly-released data on successes and growth in employee ownership,
- How the worker cooperative movement is raising money for the people and by the people, and
- Exciting policy developments in the last year.
Moderated by John Duda, Director of Communications for the Democracy Collaborative, this interview-style event will go beyond theory basics and into the tangible, rapidly growing efforts to grow worker cooperatives across the United States.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Esteban Kelly, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
- Kate Khatib, The Working World National Peer Network
- John O’Neill, American Sustainable Business Council
- Molly Hemstreet, Opportunity Threads
We can’t wait to see you there!