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Democracy at Work is a non-profit 501(c)3 that advocates for worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system. Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, we envision a future where workers at every level of their offices, stores, and factories have equal voices in the direction of their enterprise and its impact within their community and society at large.


Richard D. WolffFounder & Contributor
Betsy Avila, Executive Director
Maria Carnemolla, Media Director
Warren Ellis, Events Director
Mary Douglas, Groups Coordinator
Caio Brentar, Social Media Coordinator
Bryan Isom, Videographer
Jamie Katz, Global Capitalism Coordinator
Shannon Sorhaindo, Bookkeeper
John Reynolds, Grantwriter
We would like to acknowledge our extended team including volunteers without whose contributions our work would not be possible:
Blog Team
Paul SlikerEditor
Helen Brandt, Copy Editor
Translation Team
Mashaal Alghamdi, العربية
Lionel Bopage, සිංහල
Rosario Candelero, español
Jana Cole, français
Leticia Cortez, español
Pedro Cuvi, español
Emmanuel Delay, nederlands
Bensen Fan, 中文
Kai Freyberg, deutsch
Daniel Gomez, español
Rafa Gómez, español
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Amador, español/français
Andrea Iannone, italiano
Davide Iannone, italiano
Walid Jarmakaniالعربية
Wojciech Kozyra, polski
Arthur Lamotte, français
Khalil Lezzaik,  العربية
Prem Mathrani, سنڌي
Alix Mazuet, français
Mariana Nunes, português
Mateusz Ociepka, polski
Panajotis Oraiopolous, ελληνική
Bruno Pinheiro, português
Joel Rodriguez, español/français
Daban Sabir, كوردى
Heidi Schutlz, español
Taggart Wilson, deutsch
Lucas Jeremy Zabotinfrançais
A special thanks to everyone serving as a d@w-Group lead for a current or upcoming group.
Kayla Jones, Copy Editor
George Speckman, Copy editor
Karina Stenquist, Copy editor
Social Media Team
Shawn McDowell, Tumblr Coordinator
Jamie Katz, YouTube Coordinator
John Rhoads, Loomio Coordinator
Matt RussellAnimator
Roger Copple, YouTube Transcriber
Susan Singer, YouTube Transcriber
Web Team
Eli Foster-WysockiWeb Developer
David Kim, Web Developer


We proudly thank all who work with us and support the project. In addition to many individuals, we also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the following groups and organizations:

LannanThe Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. The Foundation recognizes the profound and often unquantifiable value of the creative process and is willing to take risks and make substantial investments in ambitious and experimental thinking. Website



Truthout is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary on a daily basis. Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur the revolution in consciousness and inspire the direct action that is necessary to save the planet and humanity. Website


We strive to provide our coop partners with a platform to promote their business while providing exclusive insight about their experiences to d@w supporters. Interested in becoming a partner? Email: betsy@democracyatwork.info


Please review the following links to our most commonly asked questions. If you would like to:
Inquire about a speaking engagement with Prof. Wolff: speakoutnow.org
Submit a question or article for Prof. Wolffrdwolff.com/askprofwolff
Find out how to volunteeraction.democracyatwork.info
Bring Economic Update to a station near you: maria@democracyatwork.info
Receive information on starting a coopinstitute.coop/startup
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Upcoming Events

d@w-Melbourne Monthly Action Group Meeting

When: Apr 30, 2017 03:00—05:30PM

Where: Watts Cooking Cafe in Surrey Hills

What: Presented by Rui Santos

d@w-North County San Diego First Monthly Action Group Meeting!

When: May 01, 2017 07:00—09:00PM

Where: Killarney's Restaurant & Irish Pub

What: Presented by Rocky Proctor

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