Goals

UNIONCO-OP COUNCIL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
as of 4/16/10 by Liz and Mary with committee input

I. FORM A UNION/CO-OPS COMMITTEE
A- Obtain a mandate for forming the committee from ECWD
B- Initiate committee participants and calls
C- Keep minutes of each call
D- Create or arrange a website for posting public and proprietorial information
E- Brainstorm about types of relationships between unions and coops

II. OUTREACH
A. Reach Out to Labor
1- Invite labor people onto the call
2- Develop a labor outreach tool kit
3- Educate labor about how labor and worker co-ops can work
4- Connect labor and co-op people in the same geographic areas to work together
together
5- Submit resolutions to move worker co-op discussions forward in labor institutions
B. Reach Out to Worker Co-ops
1- Invite worker cooperative people onto the call
2- Identifying worker cooperative that are union shops
3- Educating worker cooperatives on becoming union shops
4- Creating and presenting labor workshops for co-op conferences
5- Inviting labor to co-op conferences
C. Report on Union/Co-op Activities and Opportunities
1- Identify unionists to go to coop conferences
2- Identify worker cooperators to attend labor conferences
3- Assign a liaison to the Steelworkers/Mondragon project
4- Monitor news from coops and unions for opportunities

III. DEVELOP A WORKER CO-OP HOW TO (TOOLKIT)
A- Develop workshops for labor/community audiences
B- How to fund planning and development of co-ops
C- Develop the how-to website for a labor audience

IV. CONDUCT BENEFITS RESEARCH
A- Call cooperatives for surveys of current benefits and needs for future
B- Call unions for research on union pensions and healthcare trusts
C- Call union research departments about pension research

V. DEVELOP FUNDING STRATEGIES
A- Arrange pools of money from labor to fund worker co-op devt
B- Develop micro lending model

NEXT: REPORT ON ACTIVITIES 2007-2009–done 8/4/10 Mary
NEXT: TASK LIST FOR 2010

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