What If it Works?
Working Without Bosses
If you read the post I entered just prior to this you may have been thinking 'no way!, we have to have the hierarchy, people need to be controlled.' Granted, maybe some do. They are ones who don't want to think for themselves and are always harping on 'personal responsibility' yet not actually subscribing to the practice...I say cool, let them all move to South Carolina
For those who need evidence that cooperation, empathy, collaboration and sense of community are good for business, read this
Women are playing a major role in the revolutionary Argentine workers' initiative of taking over factories that have been abandoned by their owners, and in so doing, rescuing jobs and salaries that seemed to have been lost forever.
posted by Cyndy
...) The "recovered" factories are organised as cooperatives, with statutes and licences to operate.
Legal permission to take over their operation was obtained by presenting viability studies to the courts handling the corresponding bankruptcy proceedings, or by applying to provincial legislatures to request their expropriation.
The salaries drawn by the workers are called "returns". Everyone earns the same wages, which are divvied up in accordance with the income taken in that month. Decisions are adopted by majority vote in regularly scheduled assemblies.
...) through successful organisation and a series of appeals to the courts, the women were able to get the factory back up and running normally.
In the interim, three factory workers became pregnant and gave birth, and the other women raised funds to cover their medical expenses and maternity leaves.