Zanon Factory in Argentina: 20 Years Under Workers’ Control
Today is the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Cerámica Zanon, in Neuquén, Argentina. It led to an unprecedented experience with workers’ management. In a world sinking under the weight of capitalism, Zanon continues to resist — and is a symbol for the working class.
Alejo LasaOctober 1, 2021
Raúl Godoy: “An Ambitious and Thrilling Historical Responsibility”
In the closing speech of the international May Day rally of the Trotskyist Fraction, Raúl Godoy --- a ceramics worker and leader of the Party of Socialist Workers (PTS) in Argentina --- speaks about the need for workers to form their own independent, internationalist organizations to fight against capitalism.
Left VoiceMay 5, 2020
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
Two Socialists Elected In Neuquén Province, Argentina
Last Sunday, revolutionary socialists won two seats in the parliament of the Neuquén province in Argentina. One of them is a leader of the Zanon workers who occupied their factory in 2002 and now produce under workers' control.
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 19, 2019
Carrying the Torch: Revolutionary Marxism in the Neoliberal Era
A leader of the Partido de Trabajadores Socialistas (PTS) talks about the theoretical and strategic basis for the actions of the PTS in the struggle for worker control at Zanon.
Christian CastilloJuly 14, 2017
A Union of Class Struggle, a Tool for Ending Capitalist Exploitation
The following excerpts from the Social Statute of the Sindicato de Obreros y Empleados Ceramistas de Neuquén (SOECN - Ceramic Workers’ Union of Neuquén) demonstrate how to organize a democratic union for class struggle.
Sindicato de Obreros y Empleados Ceramistas de NeuquénJuly 11, 2017
Zanon: Under Worker Control Since 2001
Interview with Raúl Godoy, Zanon worker and national leader of the PTS. Godoy was the first General Secretary of the Sindicato de Obreros y Empleados Ceramistas de Neuquén (SOECN - Ceramic Workers’ Union of Neuquén) after the union was reclaimed from the bureaucracy. This interview occurred at the time of the ten year anniversary of the occupation under workers’ control of the Zanon ceramics factory.
Raúl GodoyApril 11, 2017
Solidarity Campaign With Zanon Under Worker Control
Workers’ self-management at Zanon ceramic tile factory is nearing its 15-year milestone of struggle and production. Zanon workers have launched a national and international campaign to establish a Solidarity Fund in defense of workers’ self-management at the plant.
Zanon Strike Fund CommitteeDecember 15, 2016
Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis in Support of Zanon Workers
Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, Canadian journalists and figures of the anti-globalization movement sent a message of solidarity with the workers of Zanon. Zanon is a factory in Neuquen, Argentina that has been under worker control for 15 years. This is part of an international campaign to keep Zanon open amidst an economic crisis and government pressures that threaten to shut down the factory.
Naomi KleinDecember 14, 2016