Workers Occupation of Pepsico in Argentina – May It spread!

Over 600 workers in a factory in Buenos Aires are not accepting being left behind by PepsiCo’s attempt to relocate for cheaper labor costs. What is also inspiring is that they took over the factories without union support. In Argentina, in addition to the union, workers have factory committees which elect their own delegates. In this case, they overrode the union leadership. Whatever becomes of this particular strike, this worker takeover is just a rehearsal for the real thing as capitalism continues to fragment.

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About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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