SELC develops and spearheads targeted legislative and local campaigns that support the creation of cooperative economies.
Current Advocacy Campaigns
The Sustainable Economies Law Center is proud to be a member of the California Worker Cooperative Policy Coalition and excited about paving new paths to increase democratic, worker-ownership in California. We were successful in finding a legislative author for the 2015 legislative cycle and we're moving forward to amend the bill to include provisions that would legally define a worker cooperative for California! Please visit our California Worker Cooperative Act campaign page here.
Local governments can be instrumental in fostering development of worker cooperatives by enacting policies that remove key barriers and incentivize a thriving cooperative economy. Below, you will find a working draft of a sample city ordinance for the promotion of worker cooperatives.