Worker Self-Management in Argentina – A Twenty Year Review of Dual Power

Close to 20 years ago, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis made a wonderful movie called “The Take,” about worker takeovers in Argentina, when capitalist businesses collapsed. Workers decided what they would produce, how it would be produced and how much they would pay themselves. Many, including some of the participants, did not think it would last, but here we are! How have these workers engaged with existing unions? How successful have been attempts to expand worker self-management to new networks? In what ways has the capitalist market limited what workers self-management can achieve? How helpful has the state been with loans? This robust article covers it all.

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