Worker-Owned Cooperatives are businesses in which the company is owned and managed by the workers themselves. Among other things, this means that the workers share in the profits (or losses) equitably. In other words, Worker-Owned Cooperatives are a form of Democracy applied directly in the rhythm of daily life at the workplace. There are over 40 Massachusetts-based Worker-Owned Cooperatives and Democratic Workplaces registered in the United States Federation of Worker-Owned Cooperatives’ and Democracy and Work Institute’s Directory. We intend to infuse Massachusetts’ growing Co-op community with the energy, direction, and focus that only our youth can bring to the table!
Please Visit the Pages of the Worker-Owned Cooperatives Youth we are currently supporting:
- HydroPros Farm
- Worcester Youth Co-op for Self-Defense & Power (WYC-SDP)
- 508 BikeLife Presents: BikeLife Delivery Co-op
Worker-Owned Cooperatives are one of several kinds of “Cooperative Solutions” we support the youth and young adults in our community to create during our 24-week “Dare to Co-op Academy” If you and a small group of people have a business idea or a vision of to organize and improve your community by creating a youth-powered enterprise, please do not hesitate to contact us or sign up for our next Co-op Academy.
Learn more about Worker-Owned Cooperatives at the United States Federation of Worker-Owned Cooperatives