Building the Co-op Movement in Vermont

In case you missed it, last fall TESA became one of the two organizations leading the US Federation of Worker Co-op’s Co-op Organizing Pilot for the state of Vermont!

An image of the sun rising over the mountains in Vermont.

TESA member Andrew Stachiw, and Alex Fischer of A Bookkeeping Cooperative are leading the pilot program in Vermont, one of two in the US.

Over the last 4 months, Andrew and Alex have spoken with every worker co-op and many of the solidarity economy organizations in the state and are now working with Vermont cooperatives to build out the next steps of their organizing project.

The United States Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) is the national grassroots membership organization for worker cooperatives. Their membership includes more than 300 business and organizational members representing 10,000 workers across the country. 

This has been a really exciting project for TESA Collective be involved in, and we are excited to be doing this work at the intersection of grassroots organizing and co-op development. 

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