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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
Liz Phillips, Public Engagement Manager
Bryan Isom, Videographer
Shannon Sorhaindo, Bookkeeper
Caio Brentar, Digital Media/Content Intern
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
Blog Team
Paul SlikerEditor
Helen Brandt, Copy Editor
Translation Team
Bertiana Balliu, italiano/shqipe
Judith Bartkowski, deutsch
Mohammad Bijan, فارسی
Lina Bassarsky, español
Rosario Candelero, español
Adrián Arias de Pablo, español
Alex Fidelman, Русский
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Amadorespañol/français
Travis Higgins, português
Andrea Iannone, italiano
George Jassville, Русский
Hongmo Liu, 中文
Pietra Luccas, português
Alix Mazuet, français
Arie Meidav, עִבְרִית‎
Carlos Molina, español
Jesus Torres Moreno, español
Daniele Mucci, italiano
Jorge Quezada, español
Joel Rodriguezespañol/français
Juan Rodriguez, español
Heidi Schutlz, español
Hee-Young Shin, 한국어
Peter Strunkdeutsch
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
Lucas McGranahan, Copy editor
Social Media Team
Shawn McDowell, Tumblr Coordinator
John Rhoads, Loomio Coordinator
Susan Singer, YouTube Transcriber
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



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? 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
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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