Robert Linhart

is a French sociologist. A former member of the Union des jeunesses communistes marxistes-léninistes and the Gauche Prolétarienne, he is the author of Lénine, les paysans, Taylor and The Assembly Line.

This Concerns Everyone (1981)

This Concerns Everyone (1981)

In all capitalist countries, organizing work means dividing workers: exploring ever new “labor reserves,” just as one begins production on a new mining deposit, wearing down and laminating its dense cores. The organization of labor never stabilizes, even in periods where technology remains constant. Workers resist a mode of exploitation which seeks, limitlessly, to intensify work and make labor-power more lucrative and capitalism strives to detect and deepen weak points within worker resistance.