Mission Statement

At Democracy at Work - Los Angeles (D@W-LA), we endeavor to further our parent organization’s purpose, that is, raising awareness and generating a positive cultural shift towards Worker Cooperatives. Worker Co-ops are a way to reorganize our workplaces in a truly democratic fashion, where decision-making power and wealth are shared equally. Through promotion, education, and connection with local organizations, we aim to be a hub in Los Angeles that advocates for and facilitates the transformation of our economic system.

Our parent organization is the national non-profit, Democracy at Work , D@W began supporting the formation of local action groups such as D@W-LA in 2016, and now there are about two dozen groups across the US and the world.

At D@W-LA, we hold monthly meetings on Saturday afternoons in which we discuss current economic issues and potential solutions that involve worker cooperatives. During the meetings, we also host guest speakers who help us understand the many ways through which we can bring about change.

We have Focus Groups where members can concentrate their efforts in ways best suited to their interests and abilities. These members come together to work on long-term and short-term projects outside our monthly meetings.

We also partner with many other local community groups in and around LA who are working towards similar and relating goals.

Interested in getting involved with one of these groups, or connecting and partnering your organization with us? Contact Us!

Meet our Core Members:

D@W-LA organiser - Kayla Al-Shamma-Jones
Kayla Al-Shamma-Jones

Research/Social Media

D@W-LA organiser - Liz Phillips
Liz Phillips

Content Production

D@W-LA organiser - Andrea Iannone
Andrea Iannone