Workers’ Control: a Reader on Labor & Social Change

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by Gerry Hunniusd, G. David Garson & John Case

The essays in this book examine carefully some of the problems faced by labor in the US and Canada--where wages and working conditions are not always the main causes of dispute--a turn a critical eye on the union policies that have been evolved to deal with them; they consider current systems of worker control and self management in Sweden, West Germany, Israel and Yugoslavia; and finally they define and analyze the systems of worker control as a possible strategy for change. Beginning with a push ttowards workers management of the shop and ultimately moving to control over what is produced, how it is produced and for who it is produced, workers control is one of the essential building blocks of a program for social change that would unite the left and a revital;ized labor movement.