SODA is a CUNY-based student group that seeks to promote democratic enterprises and institutions in New York City. SODA believes in the potential of worker cooperatives to democratize workplaces and participatory budgeting to democratize public finance and is active to support both of these up-and-coming movements. Working closely with the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, SODA has directed student energy at addressing policy issues in New York City relating to workplace democracy and workman's advocacy, in the belief that it is our goal not only to educate people on new ways of structuring workplaces and local governments, but to actually help people craft these new structures as to produce a concrete and positive impact on the communities with which we cooperate.
Join us in shaping the future of work.
Bringing the Co-op Issue to City Hall
See how we have taken action in supporting the burgeoning solidarity economy model in NYC through our support of the $1.2 million Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative and discover ways you can get involved in the politics of workplace democracy here.
Global Solutions to Local Problems
Workers' cooperatives may be a relatively new movement in the U.S., but many Latin American and European companies have been employing cooperative business strategies for decades. Check out some case studies and reading material on the living history of the cooperative here.