Webinar: Bylaws - Shaping and understanding your worker co-op's governance

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Date / Fecha: February 26, 2020 / 26 de febrero
Time / Hora:  1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 10:00am PT 120 minutes
Cost / Costo:
USFWC members - $25 / non-members - $40 Join the USFWC to access webinar discounts
Miembrxs de la USFWC - $25 / No miembrxs - $40
This webinar will be offered in English / Este webinar está disponibles solo en Inglés.


About the webinar:

How do we set up governance documents for our worker co-ops that reflect our co-op’s values, are understandable and also hold up as a legal document?  In this webinar we will tackle issues of:
- membership
- patronage / surplus
- taxes
- union neutrality
- structure
- decision-making
- meetings
- board roles
- termination
- dissolution and
- bylaw amendment

It is geared towards those looking to:
- create their co-op’s bylaws or operating agreements
- review existing documents, or
- make their documents more accessible.  

The webinar will not give legal advice or go into depth on tax issues, but will give participants a strong overview of what to consider in worker co-op governing documents for clarity, transparency and clear process for good times as well as crisis.

*This webinar will be recorded; you may register to receive the recording afterwards, or visit usworker.coop next week when it will be posted.

About the Presenter
Matt is a worker owner of Future Focus Media Co-op, a peer advisor with Co-op Clinic and consultant with Worcester Roots, a grassroots co-op development organization that focuses on urban worker cooperatives with a social justice lens. Matt's work includes helping start the Toxic Soil Busters, Future Focus Media Co-op, Global Village and the Worcester Co-op Academy. Matt is passionate about social and environmental justice organizing, worker cooperatives and supporting youth to become agents of change. Using documentary film as a tool for connecting social movements worldwide, Matt is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French and has collaborated on film projects with groups in Argentina, Brazil and Worcester, MA.


February 26th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
USFWC Member / Miembrx de la USFWC $ 25.00
Non-Member / No miembrx $ 40.00