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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.


Betsy Avila, Executive Director
Maria Carnemolla, Media Director
Liz Phillips, Public Engagement Manager
Shane Knight, Videographer
Bryan Isom, Audio Engineer
Shannon Sorhaindo, Bookkeeper
Andrew Mercado-Vázquez, Content Creator
Richard D. WolffFounder & Contributor
Dr. Harriet Fraad, Board Member
Ben August, Board Member
Len Goodman, Board Member
We would like to acknowledge our extended team including volunteers without whose contributions our work would not be possible:
Operations Team
Jamie Katz, Global Capitalism Coordinator
Susan Singer, YouTube Transcriber 
Translation Team
Mohammad Bijan, فارسی
Lina Bassarsky, español
Rosario Candelero, español
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Amadorespañol/français
Andrea Iannone, italiano
Hongmo Liu, 中文
Pietra Luccas, português
Alix Mazuet, français
Carlos Molina, español
Jesus Torres Moreno, español
Daniele Mucci, italiano
Jorge Quezada, español
Juan Rodriguez, español
Heidi Schutlz, español
A special thanks to everyone serving as a d@w-Group lead for a current or upcoming group.
Graphic Design Team
Luis de la Cruz, Illustrator
Jose Ferrer, Designer
Web Team
Aaron LevineWeb 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

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? Contact us below!


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
To request Prof. Wolff for your television or radio program: info@democracyatwork.info
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-Los Angeles: Screening of the documentary "Shift Change"

When: Dec 01, 2018 03:00—06:00PM

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica

What: Presented by Kayla Al-Shamma Jones

d@w-Providence Monthly Meeting: What is a Worker Co-op?

When: Jan 08, 2019 06:00—07:00PM

Where: Warwick Central Library

What: Presented by Janelle Boucher

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