U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops Releases 2017 Directory; Find a Democratic Workplace Near You!


A joint project of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) and the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI), the 2017 Worker Co-op and Democratic Workplaces Directory offers a compilation of the fast-growing community of worker co-ops, other democratic workplaces and their support organizations—groups that together are advancing worker ownership nationwide.

There are now an estimated 500 democratic workplaces in the U.S. employing 8,000 people and generating more than $400 million in annual revenues. While USFWC members range in size from two to more than 2,000 workers, each works to build local wealth, create quality jobs and generate meaningful change for underserved populations.

The 2017 Directory organizes worker co-ops by sector, ranging form Arts & Entertainment to Waste & Remediation. Find a democratic workplace near you!

The only national organization dedicated solely to worker co-op development, the Democracy at Work Institute advances the sector to create a fairer economy and better jobs. The Institute was created by the U.S. Federation of Worker Co-ops to expand worker ownership in a movement that is adequately supported, effective and strategically directed. USFWC is the national grassroots membership organization for worker co-ops, advancing worker-owned, -managed and -governed workplaces through co-op education, advocacy and business development.

If you’re a worker co-op or democratic workplace and not included in the 2017 Directory, send a request for inclusion to

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