Berkeley Small Business Subcommittee Meeting About Worker Cooperatives: August 7th 3-5pm
We need worker coop members and advocates, especially those who live and/or work in Berkeley, to show up and speak in favor of worker cooperatives! Will you join us on August 7th? RSVP below!
Details: We will gather outside the building at 1947 Center St. in downtown Berkeley at 2:30pm. Join us there to receive your talking point sheet and poster, take a group photo, and sign up to comment during Public Comment and/or on relevant agenda item(s). Worker cooperatives have been declared the focus of this meeting, so please be prepared to stay for the entire time if you can (3:00-5:00pm).
How you can support: We want you to share your personal story about how worker cooperatives have improved your life or your community and how the City of Berkeley should take action to support worker cooperatives. Don't worry, we will provide attendees with sample talking points on how the Office of Economic Development's work plan on small business development should include actions that remove barriers to worker cooperative development.
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Other opportunities for action: Later this year, Berkeley City Council will vote on a comprehensive ordinance to support worker cooperative development. We need to show strong support for worker cooperatives at this Subcommittee meeting so that the Mayor and other councilmembers prioritize the worker cooperative ordinance! Click here to learn more about the forthcoming ordinance and how you can support!
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1947 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94606
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We need YOU to show the City of Berkeley that you care about worker cooperatives. Will you submit a letter of support and RSVP below to follow announcements about the introduction of this historic ordinance to support worker cooperatives in Berkeley?
The hearing date is still unannounced so please RSVP to this page to receive important announcements!
The Sustainable Economies Law Center, in partnership with other organizations and community members, has crafted an ordinance that will support the creation and success of worker cooperatives in Berkeley.
The Law Center's Worker Coop Policy Brigade has been hard at work with Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley City Council Members, and Berkeley City staff to push forward the Ordinance Supporting Worker Cooperatives. Berkeley City Council will vote on the ordinance this summer! The hearing date is still unannounced so please RSVP to this page to receive important announcements!
How you can help:
SUBMIT A LETTER OF SUPPORT: Click here to download the template letter of support and instructions.
CALL YOUR COUNCIL MEMBER: Do you live or work in Berkeley? We need you to call your councilmember and tell them why you believe worker cooperatives are important and should be supported by the City of Berkeley. Find your district’s representative here.
RSVP: RSVP to this page to follow important announcements like the summer hearing date as soon as it is announced. We need you to join us at the city council to celebrate the impact of worker cooperatives and demonstrate widespread support for this ordinance!
RSVP BELOW TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE VOTE!
2134 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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