Save the date: a visit from US Federation of Worker Co-ops Membership & Advocacy Director – Friday, Aug. 15

We have a place and a time to get together with Amy Johnson, Membership & Advocacy Director for USFWC:

Friday, August 15th, at Red Emma’s, 30 W North Ave in Baltimore – from 4pm-5pm in the Red Emma’s meeting room, with the possibility of carrying on the conversation over dinner/drinks in the Emma’s main space after 5.

For anyone coming from DC, Red Emma’s is very near Penn Station, so the MARC train may be a good option!

Purpose USFWC / Democracy at Work Institute Visit:

The purpose of the workplace visits is to learn more about worker cooperative needs on two fronts:

(1) new/improved benefits and services the USFWC can develop for members
(cost-saving discounts, 401k plan, group purchasing discounts, preferred
vendor discounts, and looking for your ideas!)

(2) needs worker coops have re: tools, best practices, standards, etc that
the Democracy at Work Institute can develop. Whether this is around
governance, new member onboarding, peer accountability & evaluation, other
HR needs, succession planning, financial planning, financial accounting,
etc…. whatever the challenges may be the business is facing, how can the
Institute develop tools/resources/templates and services to meet your

And she also has two written draft documents for member review:

(A) a draft definition of ‘Worker Cooperative’ that the Institute is
looking for member feedback (as mentioned at the Member Meeting in

(B) The Democracy at Work Institute’s working strategy for its first two
years of operation and seeking feedback on that (members agree with
strategy? disagree? have other ideas?)

See you there!

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