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1st Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

NYC NOWC

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Queens, NY

1st Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

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1st Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

Economic Democracy and Economic Justice: The Tale of a New City

The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold its first annual conference of presentations and discussions about economic democracy and the road to economic justice.

The conference will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at CUNY Law School. The public is invited to a day of panels, group sessions, and presentations on workplace democracy, worker cooperative businesses, and the future of economic democracy in New York City.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

MAIN AUDITORIUM, 2ND FLOOR

10:00 AM    COFFEE & PASTRIES

10:30 AM    WELCOME

  • Carmen Huertas-Noble, City University of New York
  • Christopher Michael, New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives

11:00 AM    WHAT IS A WORKER COOPERATIVE?

  • Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives
  • Karen Haskins, The Working World
  • Emma Yorra, Center for Family Life

12:00 PM    Working at A WORKER COOPERATIVE

  • Teresa Bucio, Apple Eco-Cleaning
  • Yadira Fragoso, Sí Se Puede Women’s Cleaning
  • Telesh Lopez, Caracol Interpreters
  • Annie Sullivan-Chin, A Bookkeeping Cooperative

1:00 PM    LUNCH

2:00 PM    connecting to social justice

  • Jessica Gordon Nembhard, City University of New York
  • Ligia Guallpa, Worker’s Justice Project
  • Ed Ott, City University of New York
  • Saduf Syal, Make The Road New York
  • Ngoc-Tran Vu, Mekong

3:00 PM    building a worker cooperative economy

  • David Hammer, ICA Group
  • Brendan Martin, The Working World
  • Michael Peck, Mondragon USA

4:00 PM    city support for economic democracy

  • Honorable Maria del Carmen Arroyo, New York City Council
  • Honorable Robert Cornegy, New York City Council
  • Miquela Craytor, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Honorable Mathieu Eugene, New York City Council
  • Honorable Dan Garodnick, New York City Council
  • Honorable Carl E. Heastie, New York State Assembly
  • Honorable Brad Lander, New York City Council
  • Honorable Helen Rosenthal (statement), New York City Council

5:00 PM    CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies

 

JOIN US AFTER THE CONFERENCE FOR HAPPY HOUR DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS AT...

BROOKS (LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET)
2428 JACKSON AVE
AT THE CORNER OF JACKSON AND COURT SQUARE

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING, 3rd floor

11:00 AM     

MADISON PRINCIPLES OF COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

  • Jessica Gordon Nembhard, City University of New York
  • Jim Johnson, Grassroots Economic Organizing

INTERNAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS WORKSHOP

  • David Hammer, ICA Group

12:00 PM    

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WORKSHOP

  • NYC Small Business Services
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS WORKSHOP

  • Carmen Huertas-Noble, CUNY Law School

1:00 PM     CO-OPOLY: THE GAME OF CO-OPERATIVES

5:30 PM    NYC NOWC MEMBERSHIP FORUM

 

DOCUMENTARIES, 1st floor

10:00 AM    TOGETHER

This documentary portrays the resilience of worker cooperatives during the European financial crisis. It focuses on examples of restructuring measures by worker cooperatives in four European countries: the Foundry de l’Aisne, an enterprise in crisis transformed into a worker cooperative in France; the MONDRAGON Corporation, the 7th largest industrial group in Spain; Muszynianka, a producer of mineral water in Poland; and Consorzio SIS, a social cooperative consortium in Italy.

        

11:00 AM    THE TAKE

A documentary film by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein about how workers in Argentina are taking over the factories abandoned by their previous owners in the wake of the 2001 economic meltdown putting them under worker self-management. The film follows thirty unemployed auto-parts workers who walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act – The Take – has the power to turn the globalization debate on its head.

 

1:00 PM    THE MONDRAGON EXPERIMENT

BBC’s documentary on the [circa 1981] twenty-five year old experimental industrial set-up in the Spanish city of Mondragon where most of the factories and laboratories are cooperatively owned and run by a workers’ committee.

 

2:00 PM    SHIFT CHANGE

Shift Change is a documentary film about worker-owned andcooperative businesses in the United States and Mondragon, Spain. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.

 

* All day long, we will have technical assistance providers available for private one-on-one sessions.

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CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Queens, NY 11101

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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