Programs for Worker-Cooperatives

As the Trade Association for Worker Cooperatives in NYC, we coordinate leadership development, training programs, intensive courses & networking events.

Leadership Council

Starting in 2016, NYCNoWC has coordinated an annual cohort of 5 worker owners from different worker cooperatives.  This cohort leads our advocacy efforts, including our participation in the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative.

Existing Cooperatives

NYC NOWC hosts regular programs that are open to all.  These programs consist of peer learning spaces, cooperative business skills trainings, policy, advocacy and movement building trainings, social events and caucuses. Please check out our events calendar to find out about upcoming events.

New Cooperatives

NYC NOWC partners with unions, universities and community organizations to provide tailored introductory cooperative business training courses.  We can provide one workshop or an entire series! Our trainers are experienced worker-owners who bring their own knowledge to the trainings.  Are you interested in bringing one of our courses to your organization? Contact us!

Intensive Courses

NYC NOWC coordinates deeper ongoing training courses on topics such as English and Computer classes.  Do you have a suggestion for a deeper training course?  Let us know!


We organize a biennial one day NYC Worker Cooperative conference on even years.  On odd years we participate in the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy.

Joint Marketing

We hope to support our members by providing marketing efforts for the cooperative community.  This program is still in development.  Please be in touch if you would like to help shape the direction.

Industry Specific Training

NYC NOWC coordinates industry-specific trainings for industries for which there is significant worker cooperative density.

Build with Us!

We view ourselves as part of a larger labor movement and even larger movement for Economic Justice. If you and/or your organization view yourself as part of this movement, we want to build with you! Would worker cooperatives be an engine for economic growth for your members?  Do you know of a possible campaign that would benefit us all?  Please be in touch to brainstorm potential shared learning, joint campaigns or other activities.