How Worker Cooperatives Benefit Communities
Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by their workers. Studies show that, as compared to other small businesses and traditional investor-owned businesses, they tend to pay higher wages and provide better benefits, invest more in their workers through leadership and skills development, remain in business longer given worker commitment to the businesses, and encourage democratic, participatory and dignified workplaces.
Weekly Radio Show
Economic Update is a weekly nationally syndicated radio program produced by Democracy at Work and hosted by Richard D. Wolff. The program explores complex economic issues and empowers listeners with information to analyze their own financial situation as well as the economy at large. By focusing on the economic dimensions of everyday life — wages, jobs, taxes, debts, and profits — the program explores alternative ways to organize markets and government policies. Tune your radio to WPFW 89.3FM every Thursday at 6pm ET.
Attend a Meetup
Interested in learning more about democratic workplaces? Come to one of our monthly meetings. All are welcome!
Support a Local Worker Co-Op
Help build the new economy and show your support by doing business with one of the worker co-ops in the DC area.