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Workers’ Control

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 Flakin

June 22, 2019

What Would a World Without Bosses Be Like?

Way back in 2003, I visited a factory in the dusty steppes of Patagonia in Argentina. The Zanon Factory produces ceramic tiles.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 6, 2016

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 Meyer

August 24, 2016

VIDEO: Panel on Worker Control in Argentina

At the Left Forum this year, Left Voice organized three panels that raised key strategic questions for the left. This is the video of the panel, “Worker Control: Experiences & Perspectives from the Occupied Factories in Argentina."

Left Voice

June 4, 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 Dolack

March 30, 2016