Ours To Master And To Own: Workers control from the commune to the present

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Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This book reveals the history of workers who dare…

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Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This book reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree.

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.

Ripe with lessons drawn from historical and contemporary struggles for workers’ control, Ours to Master and to Own is essential reading for those struggling to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old.