La Baskonia: Una Fabrica Recuperada

Two weeks ago I visited la Cooperativa La Baskonia, a iron molding plant that was taken over by it’s workers after the owners went bankrupt in 2001. Today it is one of more than 180 worker-run enterprises that employ more than 10,000 people in Argentina. These factories work just as, if not more, efficiently that the other executive-led factories in the country. If you would like more information about this movement and the workers who started it, I highly recommend checking out The Take, a documentary on another cooperative factory in Argentina. The website also has links to articles and other literature on the subject.


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