Alison Booth Gribas

Worker-Owner, Cafe Manager & Food Service Sales; Certified Peer Advisor and Intake Coordinator at Equal Exchange and DAWN (the Democracy at Work Network)
Neighborhood: Ballard


I was raised in Albany, NY and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. I have worked for human rights and social justice since I was a teen! I joined Equal Exchange, a worker-owned fair trade organization, in 2001. In 2006, I moved to Seattle to open our pilot cafe, the Equal Exchange Espresso Bar at Ballard Market. I have become increasingly involved in local and national cooperative development, focusing on worker-owned coops. I continue to work at Equal Exchange and practice coop consulting. In 2012 I made my film debut in the worker coop documentary Shift Change!

Please ask me about: cooperatives, worker-ownership and workplace democracy; supervision and systems of accountability; fair trade