Worker Coop Advocacy Day (foreground: Telesh Lopez, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Jennifer Jones Austin, Council Member Carmen Arroyo)
Palante Technology Cooperative participated in yesterday's Worker Cooperative Advocacy Day, supporting bills to facilitate the creation of worker co-ops through New York City. About 70 folks turned out for the press conference on City Hall steps. Later in the day, co-op representatives met with 20 City Councilmembers. Also present were representatives from New Economy Project and Urban Justice Center, Palante Tech clients with a commitment to building worker co-ops in NYC.