Workers’ Control Against the Pandemic
Argentina has a long tradition of workers occupying their factories and producing under workers’ control. In the crisis, workers who once had to sew police uniforms have taken control of their workplace and are now making surgical masks. A U.S. hotel worker currently in Argentina reports.
Ioan GeorgMarch 23, 2020
When Workers Went on Strike to Defend a Trans Colleague—and Ended Up Occupying Their Factory
Should the left fight for workers’ demands? Or for the rights of trans people? Workerism or wokeism? These struggles are often presented as mutually exclusive. But a factory from Argentina shows that when workers fight for equal rights for everyone, they are fighting for their own interests.
Nathaniel FlakinJune 22, 2019
Two years later: MadyGraf Under Workers Management
On August 12, 2014 workers took control of the RR Donnelly factory in Argentina, which had abruptly closed the day before and left 200 people jobless. Marco Pollo, a leader in the struggle, tells the story of the factory takeover and how the workers are celebrating the second anniversary of workers’ management at the factory.
Adriana MeyerAugust 24, 2016
The Forgotten Workers’ Control Movement of Prague Spring
In his book, Pete Dolack retells the story of the workers' council movement in former Czechoslovakia that sprang up after the Soviet invasion in 1968.
Pete DolackMarch 30, 2016