Ours to Master and to Own
Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present
Ness, Immanuel (ed.); Azzellini, Dario (ed.)
Publisher: Haymarket Books, Chicago, USA
Date Written: 01/05/2011
Year Published: 2011
Pages: 400pp ISBN: 9781608461196
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX16269
Traces the historical tradition of worker control and organization.
Abstract: From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and have gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. Looking at specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern history, this pathbreaking volume comprehensively traces this often under-appreciated historical tradition.