Affordable dental insurance for smaller cooperatives is here!

USFWC has had an amazing response from everyone for our dental plan. Lots of questions have been raised and answered. But to give more time to deliberation in your cooperatives, we will be pushing back the enrollment deadline to Nov. 11th
We would be happy to answer more questions or set up a call to assist with any details. We are still under our goal for participation and are welcome to late comers. Enrollment does not cost anything billing will begin for 2017 in December.
We are also inviting any cooperatives that are already on a dental plan to sign up for mid-year enrollment. The more concrete interest we have the better! We would love to get as many interested parties involved. If your workplace is currently covered but would be interested in switching at the end of their term we need to get your interest documented to strengthen our plan. This will help us grow the plan and make it sustainable for all of our cooperatives big and small. Please contact Liz Anderson at Liz@usworker.coop
Thanks to everyone who has participated so far! Our collective cooperation is making our businesses big or small healthier and more sustainable.
In cooperation,
Liz
Communications and Programs Coordinator 
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Advertisements

Co-op 101 TOMORROW Thursday October 17 at 6pm in Cambridge

If you’re new to worker cooperatives or co-ops in general, come out to this Co-op 101 by Stacey Cordiero from the Boston Center for Community Ownership. A great way for start-up groups or for businesses considering transitioning to a co-op to get their feet wet and understand the benefits of cooperation.

Date & Time: Thursday October 17, 6pm

Location: 1151 Massachusetts Avenue, basement meeting room. Easily accessible by Bus or metro, if you are coming from Boston take the #1 bus or if you take the Red Line get off @ the Harvard Sq. station. 2-3 blocks away from the T station.

Presented by the Boston Center for Community Ownership (http://bcco.coop)

WORC’N Fall Calendar & Events Committee Note

Here’s a quick calendar and related notes for WORC’N Fall activities. We have a lot going on, which is very exciting, including participation in a regional Solidarity and Green Economy Conference in Worcester, a potential event with a Mexican co-op delegation, and our regular Peer Resource Group, Co-op 101 and General Assembly events.

One particularly exciting note- In an effort to spread work around and allow the Steering Committee to step back from event planning and step into steering WORC’N, we are launching an Events Committee! This committee, to date including Lynn, James, and Reed, is charged with coordinating logistics around WORC’N events. Please give a hearty Thank You to Lynn, James and Reed, and if you are interested in joining this committee, please let me or any other steering committee member know. Now, without further ado:

The WORC’N Fall Calendar

All events from 6 pm – 8 pm unless noted

October 10, Peer Resource Group focusing on Restoring Roots Gardeners’ Co-op, a new edible landscape design and implementation co-op @ Make Shift, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston. Contact Ben Mauer with questions.

October 15, Steering Committee Meeting (10 am to 11 am) and Launch of Events Committee (11 am to noon). Location TBA (possibly Museum of Science). Contact me or any other steering committee member if you want to come.

October 17, Worker Co-op 101 @ 1151 Mass Ave, Cambridge. Contact Stacey Cordeiro with questions.

October 21, Potential event with a delegation from the cooperative sector of UE’s sister union in Mexico, the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FAT). Save the date and more info will come as we learn it.

November 9-10, SAGE Conference, 5 Pleasant St, 3rd floor Worcester. For more details, see http://www.worcestersagealliance.org/?page_id=11 and if you want to go as part of a WORC’N delegation, contact me or one of the other steering committee members. We are looking into holding a regional worker co-op meet-up at this conference, so keep an eye out for more related information.

November 14, Peer Resource Group focusing on Hummingbird Co-op, a new house cleaning co-op @ Boston Collective Delivery, 12 Channel St, Boston. Contact James Bachez with questions.

November 19, Steering Committee (10 am to 11:30 am) @ Make Shift, 549 Columbus Ave, Boston.

November 21, Worker Co-op 101 @ 1151 Mass Ave, Cambridge. Contact Stacey Cordeiro with questions.

December 12, General Assembly and Social @ Just Crust, Harvard Sq, Cambridge. Contact James Bachez with questions.

Co-op 101 Thursday July 18 at 6pm in Cambridge

If you’re new to worker cooperatives or co-ops in general, come out to this Co-op 101 by Stacey Cordiero from the Boston Center for Community Ownership. A great way for start-up groups or for businesses considering transitioning to a co-op to get their feet wet and understand the benefits of cooperation.

Date & Time: Thursday July 18, 6pm

Location: 1151 Massachusetts Avenue, basement meeting room. Easily accessible by Bus or metro, if you are coming from Boston take the #1 bus or if you take the Red Line get off @ the Harvard Sq. station. 2-3
blocks away from the T station.

Presented by the Boston Center for Community Ownership (http://bcco.coop)