Workers' democracy - Staughton Lynd

Serbia 2000

An article by Staughton Lynd reinterprets the concept of union democracy to include workers of all kinds (unionized workers, nonunion workers, and farmers); protection of the rights to strike, picket, and slow down; and the demand for worker-community ownership. This article examines two recent examples of workers’ democracy: the Serbian revolution of 2000 and the Zapatistas’ ongoing struggle in Chiapas, Mexico.

Originally appeared in WorkingUSA, vol. 5, no. 4, Spring 2002

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Juan Conatz
Aug 29 2012 06:57


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Dec 8 2012 05:43

Hi guys, it seems the PDF is missing from this page?

Juan Conatz
Jan 1 2013 02:02

It is. I'll try and see if I can find it again and reattach.,

Mar 11 2013 09:29

Hey conatz, it seems there's absolutely nothing here!

Mar 11 2013 12:02

Even now? For me there's a pdf link just under the text that's working perfectly..

Mar 11 2013 12:21

I just added it before.

Mar 11 2013 13:01

Aha, good work.. smile

Juan Conatz
Mar 12 2013 05:23

Thanks! It was on my netbook, which I had to get a new charger for, so I had no access to..

Jan 30 2014 04:10

I'm from Serbia, and can say that there pretty much never was anything like workers democracy here (maybe some isolated instances pre-ww2). He have an entire number of two worker coops in the entire country, one's an inter-city bus transport firm which is only a half-way worker coop, it is worker owned but not worker managed, and the second is an agricultural worker coop (using a mix of individual and communal farming) that was started only last year.