John Duda started working for the Democracy Collaborative as Communications Coordinator in 2011. He holds a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree in Logic from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and a PhD in Intellectual History from Johns Hopkins University, where his dissertation examined the genealogy of the idea of "self-organization" in politics and the sciences. He is also a founding collective member at Red Emma's, a worker-owned cooperative bookstore and coffeehouse in Baltimore, and has worked extensively as a digital media activist supporting a variety of grassroots independent media projects.
In this article for Yes! Magazine, Democracy Collaborative Communications Director John Duda writes on one of the oldest worker-owned cooperative ecosystems in the world in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and what we can learn from it.
- Democracy at Work
In this episode, Cinar sits down with John Duda from the Democracy Collaborative to discuss successful cooperative economies such as the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy.
- Real News Network
Baltimore city residents are fighting a history of exploitation through collective ownership of food, labor, and land, showing that another world is possible.
It's worth noting that employee ownership funds poll quite well. As John Duda at Democracy Collaborative writes, more than half of people support the idea of employee ownership funds while fewer than a quarter of people oppose them — whether it is 10 percent of a company's equity or 50 percent.
Prof. Wolff interviews John Duda from the Democracy Collaborative and one of the founders of Red Emma's Book store Coffeehouse, a 30-member worker cooperative in Baltimore. Read more about Economic Update: Worker Co-Ops Rising...
As accelerators and incubators become more common, the co-op business model is gaining traction.