Workers Development builds worker cooperative businesses in the New York City metropolitan area. Our business structure is also organized as a worker cooperative.
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Workers Diner is planned as a family-friendly dining establishment serving traditional New York City diner cuisine in the heart of Central Brooklyn. Workers Diner will be organized as a worker-controlled business, or worker cooperative, with all voting rights and profits retained by worker-owners.
Of primary importance, Workers Diner’s founders intend on establishing a replicable model for the financing of worker-controlled businesses: with startup costs raised from local communities, profits and proceeds can remain in local communities.
Finally, due to the democratic structure of worker-controlled businesses, Workers Diner is able to put “people before profits,” allowing worker-owners to rank values such as health, safety, environment and community relations above the “bottom dollar.”