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fortmis wrote

disciplined by majority pressure and arguments

I don't love the sound of that


PragmaticPaul OP wrote

How should the situation be dealt with, you think, when a worker goes to bosses that try to intervene and split the group?


PragmaticPaul OP wrote (edited )

I should add that we lacked a formal union at the plant. If we had made formal majority decisions with meeting minutes, then all would have followed it without need for social pressure (that is no fun). Or at least less pressure.

Anyhow, as a worker collective we must resist the bosses who always push for more work, higher speed, less vacation, less pay etc. Even if individuals agree to working more and harder for less pay, the collective can't allow it. Because that would be to surrender to social dumping and more exploitation.