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  •  I wouldn't expect help from that quarter. (2+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, JayRaye

    Everything that I've seen, heard and read about those kind of arrangements says that the workers who get on the board become separated; they leave their regular job and spend all their time seeing everything from the owners' perspective.  After a little while, they start agreeing with the bosses on every matter, only seeing the bottom line.  They become rubber stamps, a fig leaf to make management look better and delude the workers into thinking they have a say in how things are run.

    No, we'll have to look to the rank and file for help.  Solidarity actions in their workplaces, up to and including strikes, will be the best way they can help.

    The politics of direct action is based, to a certain degree, on a faith that freedom is contagious. - David Graeber

    by An Affirming Flame on Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 10:13:45 AM PST

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