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Coalition for Worker Ownership and Power

Worker Ownership for Strong Massachusetts Communities

Policies to Expand Worker Ownership for an Equitable Economic Recovery

Our innovative and cost-effective policy platform strengthens local economies, addresses racial injustice, builds wealth in marginalized communities, and allows workers to prioritize job stability, job creation and innovation–all while reducing the strain on state and local government finances.

Massachusetts workers, families and communities have been hit hard by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. Our economic recovery plan ensures that Massachusetts builds back not only better, but sustainably, equitably, and more resilient. 

Victory for the worker-owned business movement in MA

It’s official: The Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO) has now become a standing part of government infrastructure committed to supporting worker-owned businesses! Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this win! 

The office’s general mission is to support the employee-owned business ecosystem across the Commonweath. MassCEO, which has been operating in a more contingent way for years, is now a more stable, solid part of our state government. And there’s more to celebrate: several of the office’s advisory board seats will be filled by worker-owners of coops!

We want to thank the legislators who helped win long-term support for worker-owned businesses via the recent economic development bill: Rep. Gentile, Sen. Lesser, Sen. Cyr, Speaker Mariano, Sen. Spilka and former Sen. Magnani.

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