|Title||Three Questions from the USFWC Conference|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
What an incredible experience! To spend a weekend in New York City attending the first membership meeting of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, getting to know people from all around the country and the world while learning about the strength and vibrancy of the worker cooperative movement. As I reflected on my time at the conference, I kept returning to three questions that I heard again and again from participants. First, there was the question, are worker co-ops obliged to be actively a part of a larger social justice movement? Then there was the question, how do worker co-ops grow? And finally the question, if worker co-ops are so great, why aren't there more of them? I would like to address these questions from my own background as a scholar. I believe, as you will see, the answers to the first two questions logically flow from the answer to the third question.