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Democracy at Work is a non-profit 501(c)3 that produces media and live events. Based on the book Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism by Richard D. Wolff, our work analyzes capitalism critically as a systemic problem and advocates for democratizing workplaces as part of a systemic solution. We seek a stronger, fuller democracy – in our politics and culture as well as in our economy - based on workers’ equal collaboration and shared leadership inside enterprises and throughout society.

We create the following media projects:

We also produce books such as Understanding Marxism (2018), Understanding Socialism (Nov 2019), and The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself (2020)

We offer partial support to d@w-Study Groups: volunteer groups across the world who are committed to self and community education of the topics covered in our media, as well as advocating for a stronger, democratic economic system in their local communities.

Each of these are a collaborative effort, and are brought to you by the hard work and dedication of a small team of workers. To keep costs low, we work via a digital office and rely on donated time from Prof. Wolff all of our show hosts, and other volunteer contributors. We are a 501(c)3 but operate internally as a cooperative to better embody the ideals we believe are a critical part of effective system change. 

We rely primarily on the donations of our listeners to cover the costs of wages and salaries, and production costs for all of our projects. They are indeed the lifeblood that allow us to keep going and building a movement through our radio and tv programs, podcasts, websites, blogs, books, and events. If you like our work, please consider contributing directly to our projects on Patreon, purchasing items in our union co-op store, or donating directly from our website. Any amount is extremely helpful in supporting our work! Help spread our message of economic justice and democracy in the workplace and in our communities.


Maria Carnemolla, Co-Managing & Media Director
Liz Phillips, Co-Managing & Communications Director
Juliet Biegner, Outreach Coordinator
Richard D. Wolff, Board Member, d@w Founder & Contributor
Ben August, Board Member
Julianna Forlano, Board Member

Kevin Gustafson, All Things Co-op host
Cinar Ackin
All Things Co-op host 
Larry Fenster
All Things Co-op host 

Shane Knight
, Videographer
Bryan Isom, Audio & Video Engineer



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:

The Real News Network (TRNN) produces independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our times. 

"We examine the underlying causes of the chronic problems, and investigate and report on effective solutions and models for change. We don’t just cover people in high office or limit news to the partisan horse race for power. People who fight for human rights and work for solutions are newsmakers. We believe that real change will be driven by the people who need it most."



ROAR is an online magazine and activist-run journal providing radical grassroots perspectives from the front-lines of the global struggle for real democracy. Visit ROAR for independent coverage and critical analysis of world politics and current affairs from a social movement perspective.

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/radio program: julieta@democracyatwork.info
Submit a question or article for Prof. Wolff: https://www.patreon.com/economicupdate
Find out how to volunteerhttps://www.democracyatwork.info/getinvolved
Bring Economic Update to a station near you: maria@democracyatwork.info
Receive information on starting a coopinstitute.coop/startup
Other inquiries? Please use the form below:

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View our Policy for Political Advocacy here.

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