Worker Cooperatives

Democracy At Work Institute

A nonprofit cooperative education and development project started by the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives in 2013, DAWI's goal is to ensure that the worker cooperative movement grows strategically and effectively, with a focus on developing cooperative solutions in economically and socially marginalized communities. Read more about Democracy At Work Institute...

Cooperatives (Co-ops)

Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives

Located in California, the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives consists of six bakery worker cooperatives and a development and support collective that provides financial, legal, organizational, and educational support to the members of the Association and coordinates the development of new cooperatives. The Association also provides significant worker cooperative resources on its website, including several listserves that enable networking opportunities for those involved in the cooperative movement. Read more about Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives...

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)

The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives is dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The group provides support for its worker cooperative members as well as assistance with the development of new worker cooperatives. Read more about Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)...

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) is a national organization dedicated to the needs of restaurant workers and committed to improving their wages and working conditions. ROC United engages in participatory research and policy work, employer negotiations, workplace justice campaigns, and leadership development to become the collective voice for low-wage restaurant workers across the country.

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national trade association of worker cooperatives and other employee-owned, democratically run workplaces. The federation aims to provide education, training, and technical assistance to its members. Read more about U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives...

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national trade association of worker cooperatives and other employee-owned, democratically run workplaces. The federation aims to provide education, training, and technical assistance to its members. Read more about U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives...

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Worker Cooperatives

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Cooperation Texas

Cooperation Texas is a nonprofit, Austin-based incubator for worker-owned cooperatives that provides education, training and technical assistance. Since its creation in 2009, it has been committed to cooperative development, support and promotion. Cooperation Texas provides services through two main programs: Read more about Cooperation Texas...

Democracy At Work Network

A national network of certified peer advisors designed to provide business and technical assistance to worker cooperatives. Read more about Democracy At Work Network...

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Green Economy

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Outside the U.S.

The Working World

The Working World is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that was established to support the growth of worker cooperatives in Argentina. Since 2004, the organization has made 73 "micro" loans and disbursed a total of more than $500,000 in loan financing (1.65 million Argentine pesos) to support the operations of dozens of Argentine worker cooperatives. Read more about The Working World...

Cooperatives (Co-ops)

Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives

Located in California, the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives consists of six bakery worker cooperatives and a development and support collective that provides financial, legal, organizational, and educational support to the members of the Association and coordinates the development of new cooperatives. The Association also provides significant worker cooperative resources on its website, including several listserves that enable networking opportunities for those involved in the cooperative movement. Read more about Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives...

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)

The Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives is dedicated to building workplace democracy in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The group provides support for its worker cooperative members as well as assistance with the development of new worker cooperatives. Read more about Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NOBAWC)...

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) is a national organization dedicated to the needs of restaurant workers and committed to improving their wages and working conditions. ROC United engages in participatory research and policy work, employer negotiations, workplace justice campaigns, and leadership development to become the collective voice for low-wage restaurant workers across the country.

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national trade association of worker cooperatives and other employee-owned, democratically run workplaces. The federation aims to provide education, training, and technical assistance to its members. Read more about U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives...

U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives

The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives is a national trade association of worker cooperatives and other employee-owned, democratically run workplaces. The federation aims to provide education, training, and technical assistance to its members. Read more about U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives...

Worker Cooperatives

Center for Family Life

The Center for Family Life (CFL) is a nonprofit, social service organization focused on promoting positive outcomes for children, adults, and families in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.  Aiming to help area residents secure fair wages and dignified employment, CFL began incubating worker-owned cooperatives eight years ago.  Recognizing the potential of the model to create job opportunities for hard-to-employ populations, in 2012 CFL launched a NYC Worker Cooperative Development Initiative, which provides 12 months of training and technical assistance to other community-based groups in Read more about Center for Family Life...

Cooperation Texas

Cooperation Texas is a nonprofit, Austin-based incubator for worker-owned cooperatives that provides education, training and technical assistance. Since its creation in 2009, it has been committed to cooperative development, support and promotion. Cooperation Texas provides services through two main programs: Read more about Cooperation Texas...

Democracy At Work Network

A national network of certified peer advisors designed to provide business and technical assistance to worker cooperatives. Read more about Democracy At Work Network...

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Democracy At Work Institute

A nonprofit cooperative education and development project started by the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives in 2013, DAWI's goal is to ensure that the worker cooperative movement grows strategically and effectively, with a focus on developing cooperative solutions in economically and socially marginalized communities. Read more about Democracy At Work Institute...

Green Economy

Green Worker Cooperatives

Green Worker Cooperatives is a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned green businesses in order to build a strong local economy rooted in democracy and environmental justice.  To do so, it runs the “Co-op Academy,” a 5-month long training and support program that helps teams of entrepreneurs develop worker-owned green businesses. Read more about Green Worker Cooperatives...

Outside the U.S.

The Working World

The Working World is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that was established to support the growth of worker cooperatives in Argentina. Since 2004, the organization has made 73 "micro" loans and disbursed a total of more than $500,000 in loan financing (1.65 million Argentine pesos) to support the operations of dozens of Argentine worker cooperatives. Read more about The Working World...