This is the inside story of Argentina’s remarkable movement to create factories run democratically by workers themselves.
In 2001, the economy of Argentina collapsed. Unemployment reached a quarter of the workforce. Out of these terrible conditions was born a new movement of workers who decided to take matters into their own hands.
They took over control of their workplaces, restarted production, and democratically decided how they would organize their work. “Occupy, resist, produce” became the watchwords of this vibrant movement.
Sin Patrón tells the story of Argentina’s occupied and recovered workplaces.
Or rather, it lets the workers themselves tell their stories. Appearing for the first time in English, this book explores ten case studies of recovered companies, featuring interviews with movement leaders that provide a history from the shopfloor—history that is still being made today.