Join us at our Monthly Action Group Meetup: d@w-New Haven

 

d@w-New Haven is a local chapter of a national movement working to change our economic structure to an economy that benefits everyone.  Capitalism is the problem facing our communities. 

Our first Democracy at Work - New Haven monthly action meeting on Worker Cooperatives and Democratic Employee-Ownership will be on Thursday, June 29 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:15pm, and I will be there at that time.

 

Please mark your calendars for {June 29 at 6:30pm} at the Third Floor meeting space of The People’s Center, which is on 37 Howe Street in New Haven 06511

 

If you will be in attendance, please fill out the 5-question Google Form here. This will be a joint-meeting between D@W New Haven and interested members of the Central Connecticut chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (CCTDSA).

 

The focus of the meeting will be both educational/introductory and strategic. The ICA Group (an employee ownership consultancy operating since 1977, and with strong ties to labor unions) has expressed interest in working with D@W - New Haven and CCTDSA on putting businesses on the path to being converted to democratic employee-ownership. With ICA working on the legal and transactional side of things, our CCTDSA Subcommittee/Working-Group is one that at minimum concentrates on (1) Outreach; (2) Advocacy (e.g., policy); and (3) Research. (The big opportunity for expanding workers’ control in this country can be read about in the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post). 

Worker Cooperatives are businesses that operate according to one worker, one vote, and can be constructed along various legal lines as a Democratic Employee-Owned firm (FAQs here about various forms of employee-ownership here). Twelve cities are investing in worker cooperative development today. Learning from these efforts, Greater New Haven can be a national leader on this policy. To give a sense of the immediate opportunity we have here, it’s worth noting that The ICA Group has helped develop the largest worker cooperative in the country: Cooperative Homecare Associates (CHCA), which has approximately 2,000 worker-owners, as well as one of the most nationally reputable in Equal Exchange.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! As well as if you have any requests for items you’d like to see on the agenda or topics related to employee-ownership that you’d like to discuss.

 

In solidarity,

Alexander Kolokotronis

 

 

 

 
WHEN
June 29, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE
The People’s Center
37 Howe St
Third Floor Meeting Space
New Haven, CT 06511
United States
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CONTACT
Alexander Kolokotronis ·
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