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Title: ‘It’s not only what we say but what we do’: Pay inequalities and gendered workplace democracy in Argentinian worker cooperatives.
Authors: Oseen, Collette
Keywords: Cooperatives
Sexual difference and Irigaray
Women and gender equity
Worker participation
Workplace democracy
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Economic and Industrial Democracy
Citation: Oseen, Collette. (2014). ‘It’s not only what we say but what we do’: Pay inequalities and gendered workplace democracy in Argentianian worker coops. Economic and Industrial Democracy 1-26, Sage Publications. http://eid.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/30/0143831X14539571.abstract
Abstract: In a study conducted by the author in 2006 of five mixed-sex, worker-led cooperatives in Buenos Aires, all of the workers in each of the coops were paid exactly the same. Five years later, only two of the worker cooperatives – both dominated by women – came even close to maintaining the same pay for everyone. The other three cooperatives, all dominated by male workers, had instituted hierarchical pay scales which paralleled a concomitant decrease in workplace democracy. An increase in pay inequities and a decrease in worker democracy went together; moreover, the two paralleled an increasingly inhospitable workplace for women. This article addresses two, interconnected, questions: How did this intertwining of pay and worker democracy happen, and more specifically, how was this process gendered?
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2149/3529
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