Kshama Sawant is a City-Council-Member-elect in Seattle. Boeing in Seattle is in long-term and constant turmoil with union leaders and their demands. Sawant, while waiting to take her seat on the Seattle City Council, rallied the union by calling for seizure of the Boeing facility if the company decides to move out of the state. According to Sawant, “seizure” is “democratic ownership.”
Sawant is calling for machinists to literally take-possession of the Everett airplane-building factory, if Boeing moves out. She calls that “democratic ownership.”
“The only response we can have if Boeing executives do not agree to keep the plant here is for the machinists to say the machines are here, the workers are here, we will do the job, we don’t need the executives. The executives don’t do the work, the machinists do,” she said. Read the story at Flopping Aces.
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