Worker Owner Leadership Program



A coalition of worker cooperative support organizations has formed in NYC over the past three years.  Although NYC NOWC has done our best to represent the interests and needs of worker-owners, worker-owners themselves have been mostly absent from participating in the coalition itself.


To address this, NYC NOWC is launching a leadership program for 4-5 worker-owners who would like to engage with the worker cooperative support and advocacy network in NYC.  Leadership members will participate in advocacy efforts, and other activities of the support network as well as report back to, and receive feedback from other worker-owners at NYC NoWC gatherings.  NYC NOWC will also create a virtual space for worker-owners to engage in feedback meetings, through video, online discussions or other platforms.   


For their time and effort, coop members will be stipended on a sliding scale based on their income.

Leadership members will be supported in this process through orientations and trainings about how the network functions, coop related policy, and other topics as needed.  Each leadership member will be paired with another member of the coalition for relationship building and support.

We ask that all interested participants fill out this application.  The applications will be vetted by the NYC NOWC staff and board and final leadership members will be decided on by the NYC NOWC membership.  We hope to develop a cohort that reflects the language, age and sector demographics of worker-owners in NYC.


  • Be a worker-owner of an operating worker cooperative in the NYC area.
  • Participate in all trainings and capacity building activities provided by the program (4 sessions).
  • Attend all worker cooperative network events planned throughout the year, plus any working group meetings that emerge thereof.   
  • Reply promptly to emails and other correspondence.


  • Childcare, Interpretation and Meals will be provided at all meetings.
  • Each participant will receive a stipend for their participation in the program ranging from $500-$1000 depending on their take home salaries.
  • Spanish or English speakers welcome

Application deadline September 15th 2016


Application / Formulario

Please complete the following information to apply for the NYC NOWC's Advocacy Council.

Por favor complete la siguiente información para postularse para el Consejo de Pólitica Pública de NYC NOWC

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3 Comentarios

  1. All I can say we the Damayan Cleaning LLC Coop and it will rebranding name now as Maharlika Cleaning LLC Coop. Are vey interested to Learn every step how to be successful worker’s own buisness cooperative.

  2. Maria. Arias From
    Bio- Classic Cleaning
    Quiero aprender a trabajar con cooperativismo
    Tambien aprender de otras cooperativas
    Para poder seguir ayudando a mas personas a trabajar con salarios digno y q tenga un sustento para sus. Familias

  3. It is very important that we find opportunities to network and support the development of worker cooperatives in NYC, if we truly believe in social justice!

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