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  •  Except, of course, that lower level (3+ / 0-)
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    gmb, goinsouth, Terra Mystica

    employees have all the say in how corporation is run, when they exercise their power.

    That power isn't easy or cheap to exercise...but workers certainly have it.

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    by JesseCW on Sat Feb 06, 2010 at 04:30:37 PM PST

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    •  No say institutionally. (2+ / 0-)
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      cotterperson, shaharazade

      At least in most circumstances.

      Some exceptions:

      When employees assume part of the ownership of a corporation, usually in times of distress.  Even then, it's very tough for employees to actually gain a role in managing a company--see United Airlines.  Greider has a few examples of when employee ownership has succeeded in changing corporate culture.

      When employees organize and form a union. BUT, the Wagner Act and its subsequent interpretation limits employees' say to matters of wages, hours, working conditions.  Workers have no collective bargaining rights when it comes to what a company sells or how it markets its products.

      There are other forms of organization where employees do have a say, like worker cooperatives.  That form of organization fosters worker involvement and responsibility.

      "Capitalism is irresponsibility organized into a system." -- Emil Brunner

      by goinsouth on Sat Feb 06, 2010 at 04:48:14 PM PST

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    •  Now you're talking. (1+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW

      Those folks are likely to be short-timers though.

      It beats a resignation letter.  It sure as hell beats "go along, get along."

      "Capitalism is irresponsibility organized into a system." -- Emil Brunner

      by goinsouth on Sat Feb 06, 2010 at 05:40:43 PM PST

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