The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) presents this report, Worker Cooperatives for New York City: A Vision for Addressing Income Inequality, as an examination of one solution for the challenges facing New York’s workers: worker cooperative businesses. Indeed, the report’s key finding is that worker cooperatives can easily fit into a broad campaign to cope with poverty, long-term joblessness, the growing isolation of low-wage workers and unprecedented levels of income inequality. But it is clear that in order for this to take place, there must be a strong embrace of public policies and support for individuals, new businesses and human services organizations to carry this effort. And so FPWA calls on New York City’s public and private leadership to join together in supporting this promising option for improving the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable.
Worker Cooperatives for New York City: A Vision for Addressing Income Inequality
Jennifer Jones Austin
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies