"These difficult times forced Argentinean people to make choices. Some rebelled against the government in protests and riots. Others found a more proactive approach, banning as workers in factories to run the factories themselves. Since many of the factory owners quickly disappeared during these crazy times, it was up to the workers to step to the challenge their whole country was facing. The workers would elect coordinators in a democratic fashion, use the company's profits to pay off the debt and the extra would be divided among all the workers."
Source: Garrigues, Lisa, "Starting Over," YES!, Fall 2002.