You’re Invited: Worker Cooperative Workshop

Join us for our 7-week Worker Coop Workshop on Tuesdays and Saturdays in August and September.

Let’s build the community we want to live in!

Join our Labor Working Group’s book club in collaboration with the Education Committee for our upcoming 7-week Worker Cooperative Workshop, based on the Rutgers Worker Cooperative Education Program.

Watch the Rutgers video series with us on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm or on your own before our discussion sessions on Saturdays at 11:00 am. See the schedule below for more details.


Week 1: 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: What is a Worker Cooperative? 

Saturday, August 12, 2023 11:00 am
DSA special presentation: The history of worker cooperatives

Week 2: 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Worker Cooperatives and African American Cooperative Economics: Origin Stories

Saturday, August 19, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: Racial justice and the worker cooperative model

Week 3: 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Using the Cooperative Advantage to Grow

Saturday, August 26, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: The elephant in the room: Marxist criticisms of worker cooperatives and how these can make us better organizers

Week 4: 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Four Corner Posts of Democratic Management

Saturday, September 2, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: Democracy in the workplace

Week 5: 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Governance in Worker Cooperatives

Saturday, September 9, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: Socialist analysis of governance in worker cooperatives 

Week 6: 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Developing Worker Cooperative Structures: Legal Considerations

Saturday, September 16, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: Socialist analysis of governance in worker cooperatives 

Week 7: 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 7:00 pm
Rutgers video: Capital for Worker Cooperatives and Other Employee-Owned Businesses

Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:00 am
DSA discussion: Socialist analysis of capital for worker cooperatives and final reflections, followed by a social event