Ask Prof Wolff: Why Democratic Workplaces Are Better for Work-Life Balance

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Patron of Democracy at Work asks: "Are Americans ready for Democracy (at work or anywhere else)? I have been a volunteer in a non-profit for decades. We are a 12 step program and have plenty of participation in our weekly meetings. We are nominally democratic in that we ideally hold a monthly group conscience in which we can make simple decisions like whether to make a donation or purchase supplies or some of both. When such a meeting is announced, members scatter like roaches when the light goes on. They 'don't want to get involved.’ I have heard it is typical in non-profits that 5% do 90% of the work. Is that also true of worker co-ops?"

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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