Resources

Local legal advice for Worker Cooperatives

Sustainable Economies Law Center

SELC Legal Cafe

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights  – Clinics and workshops are open to the general public. You can find a description of services, the attorney matching eligibility criteria, and applications for legal assistance here.

RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

NoBAWC is a regional network connected to national and international organizations of worker cooperatives and the world cooperative movement.  Each of these has a wealth of information and resources about worker cooperatives and the movement on their web site.

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International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)

http://ica.coop/

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International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and Service Producers’ Co-operatives (CICOPA)

www.cicopa.coop

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US Federation of Workers Cooperatives

https://usworker.coop/

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Democracy at Work Institute                                                                                          https://institute.coop/

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Worker Cooperative Regional Networks

NoBAWC is a regional network of worker cooperatives. There are several other U.S. regional networks:

NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC)

http://www.nycworker.coop/#categories

Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA)

http://www.philadelphia.coop/

Worker-Owned and Run Cooperative Network of Greater Boston (WORC’N)

http://worcn.org/

Valley Alliance of Worker Cooperatives (VAWC) (Northampton, MA)

http://www.valleyworker.org/

Madison Worker Cooperatives (MADWorC), Madison, WI

http://www.madworc.org/

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Worker Cooperative Conferences

The western and eastern US have biannual worker cooperative conferences:

Worker Cooperative National Conference                                                                                                        

Western Worker Cooperative Conference (WWCC)

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy (ECWD)

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VIDEOS ON COOPS FROM JAIJAI NOIRE: 140 videos, with more uploaded regularly, on worker cooperatives and housing cooperatives. Interviews, conference classes and keynote addresses plus videos from cooperative events

www.YouTube.com/JJNoire

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Information on the California Cooperative Act (AB816)

Sushil Jacobs Presentation on AB816 for NoBAWC Jan 2016

Information on AB816 at the Sustainable Economies Law Center‘s website: http://www.theselc.org/ca-worker-cooperative-act

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