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2nd Annual NYC Worker Cooperative Conference

Workplace Democracy Across the Professions

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

The conference will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at CUNY Law School from 9 AM - 5 PM. 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.

This year's conference will focus on the variety of professional callings currently practiced at democratic, worker-owned firms. The keynote speaker will be Professor Frederick Freundlich from Mondragon University. A series of panels will feature worker-members from the following professions: architecture, academia, management, maintenance, sales, carpentry, clerical work, and lending services, among others. Alongside these panels, the conference will also host networking sessions and tutorial workshops. Finally, city and state lawmakers will again be invited as special guests of honor.

Childcare will be provided nearby at Montessori Kids of Long Island City.

Continental breakfast and lunch are included.


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