Please select the member class you are applying for to access the online membership application.
To request a word document version of the member application, please email: membership [at] usworker [dot] coop.
Worker Cooperative: Workplaces which are democratically owned and governed by paid workers, meeting the definition set forth in the CICOPA World Declaration on Cooperative Worker Ownership (also known as the Oslo Declaration). Developers who are organized into worker cooperatives should join as Worker Cooperative members. If you are a worker cooperative, but have been operational for less an one year, please apply as a Startup Workplace.
Democratic Workplace: Workplaces which are democratically owned & governed, but which may not meet the definition set forth in the Oslo Declaration. Examples include: volunteer-run collectives, democratically managed non-profits, 100% ESOPs owned by the workers, and transitioning businesses
Federation Partners: Associations of three or more democratic workplaces joined together for purposes of mutual aid
Startup Workplace: Groups, organizations, or workplaces that are in the process of creating a worker cooperative or democratic workplace; workplaces that have been operational for less than one year; and newly formed cooperative developers
Cooperative Developer: Organizations that develop worker cooperative as part or all of their activities (newly formed cooperative developers can apply as Startup members)
Associate: Organizations that support, in theory and practice, the worker cooperative model and the US Federation, but are not themselves worker cooperatives
Individual: Individuals who support, in theory and practice, the worker cooperative model and the US Federation. Individuals can join with a one-time dues payment of $25 or more or join as a Sustainer Member, committing a monthly donation to provide ongoing grassroots support.
After completing the membership application, please pay annual dues. Review DUES CALCULATOR.