Rebecca Lurie – CWOP Director

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Advanced Certificate in Workplace Democracy and Community Ownership

WDCO graduate certificate offers students theoretical and practical skills necessary for effective democratic engagement in our economy; at work and in our communities.

Graduates will be prepared to combine their principles for equity and justice with the skills required for positions in firms where cooperative ownership and control is desired. Graduates will possess leadership attributes that analyze, evaluate and apply best practices in management with historical, financial, and human approaches for worker-ownership, consumer co-ops, community land trusts and any worker self-directed enterprises. Learn more.

News and Resources

The Worker Coop Resource Guide for Skills and Services, created in the summer of 2017, is a catalogue that represents many of the resources in our city-wide collaboration, facilitated by the New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYCNOWC) and the CUNY’s School of Labor & Urban Studies.

The Union Toolkit for Cooperative Solutions, explores strategies used by labor unions to support the creation of worker cooperatives and other worker-owned businesses. It gives a brief overview of the potential for unionization and worker ownership to strengthen workers’ rights, and a list of seven union resources to use toward the creation of worker-owned businesses.

Past CWOP Events

How Unions and Cooperatives Together Build Worker Power

Black Liberation & Worker Co-ops

NCBA Conference

Learn about our conferences and events, watch even more past event video coverage.

CWOP Past Event Archive

Faculty, Board of Advisors and Staff

Rebecca Lurie  is the founding director of the Community and Worker Ownership Project at the CUNY School for Labor and Urban Studies. Email Rebecca at

Program Faculty:
Rebecca Lurie
Michael Menser
Andres Bernal
Lauren Taylor Hudson

Board of Advisors:
Michael Menser
Kafui Attoh
Christine Curella
Alethia Jones