Argentina: Workers Rally to Keep Occupied Factory (2:32)
During Argentina’s financial meltdown, many unemployed workers occupied their closed factories and forcibly reopened them–under employee control. Four years later, Argentina’s economy is well on the road to recovery, and many worker-run factories are seeking permanent legal status. Yesterday, workers from the Zanon ceramics factory in the Patagonian province of Neuquen held a rally to demand the government expropriate their plant and give permanent legal status to FASINPAT, their worker cooperative. If there’s no action, it will lose its temporary legal status in October.