FIRE THE BOSS
Recuperated Factory Workers and Unemployed Worker Movements in Argentina to share experiences with workers in North America.
Edited by Ajowa Ifateyo
In 2001, Argentina's economy collapsed. Factories began closing, foreign banks began pulling their money out of the country, leaving the poor of the country in shambles. But the workers in Argentina didn't take this laying down. They took control over their factories, seized the machines and once again started to produce, without the boss.
In November, those workers will be in the United States telling their stories about experiences on the shop floor, in their communities, and in the streets.
Members of Argentina's Recuperated Factories Movement and Unemployed Workers' Movement ("piqueteros") will tour North America November 6-18, 2005 speaking with local unions, independent workers' organizations, day laborers, community organizations, and students.
Hosts are needed who can:
Tour sponsors are also needed who can:
If you are interested in hosting or co-sponsoring the tour, or would like more information, contact Jon Everhart at (213)842-9956, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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