The USFWC is gearing up for the second year of the Worker Ownership State Advocacy Fellowship (WOSA) to equip and support worker owners as advocates and spokespeople for worker co-op initiatives in their home state.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Two fellows from each state will be selected. No prior advocacy experience is required – this is a great opportunity to learn policy and advocacy basics!
- Worker owners from any state are invited to apply. The states selected will be chosen based on interest, regional organizing support, concentration of worker co-ops, and opportunity for political engagement. The USFWC works with its regional partners for recruitment and consideration of candidates for the fellowship.
- Each fellow will be awarded an $800 stipend to offset the cost of labor for participation. This fellowship is open to worker-owners or employees of a worker co-op only.
- At this time, the fellowship is only available to English-speakers. We remain committed to language justice and creating space for advocacy engagement and updates at our Worker Co-op Policy Pulse sessions for both English and Spanish-speaking cooperators. We hope to open up this fellowship to Spanish-speakers next year – please help us to fund this program by donating to the USFWC!
Applications are due by August 5.
Have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.