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.
The Policy Platform
Training for Worker-Owners
Expand and proactively enable existing workforce development training programs like WIA, TOP and OJT to support worker ownership
Grants & Loan Guarantees
Provide catalytic capital to resource start-ups, existing worker cooperatives, and worker ownership conversions.
Advisory Board for Mass CEO
Formalize the role of the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership (MassCEO), firmly establish employee ownership as a community economic development priority, and create a statewide Advisory Board On Employee Ownership.
Increase funding for nonprofit providers offering technical assistance and business development support to worker-owned enterprises.
Employees on Corporate Boards (Co-determination)
Require large companies with over $100 million in annual revenue to ensure that a minimum of 40% of its board of directors be elected by the employees of the corporation, with the same duties and responsibilities as directors elected by the stockholders.
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Coalition for Worker Ownership and Power (COWOP)
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