The Community and Worker Ownership Project (CWOP) is a new initiative at the Murphy Institute intended to support a range of efforts percolating around the nation and the city focused on worker-owned cooperatives, economic democracy, and community planning. In this age of burgeoning inequality and pervasive challenges to political and workplace democracy, this project seeks to support undertakings in worker participation and control, as well as grassroots leadership in community development. The Project will provide research, public forums, training and education in collaboration with University partners and a broad array of organizational stakeholders, including unions, worker centers, community-based organizations, businesses and worker cooperatives. Through this project, we will serve as a resource where these efforts can be studied, promoted, organized and taught.
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