A short pamphlet, which is very uncritical but still contains useful historical information about Italian glassblowers in the early 20th century, who first formed an industrial union then formed a cooperative to rival the private employers.
Syndicalism in action: how the Italian glassblowers became their own employers - Odon Por
Italy 1920: When 600,000 workers seized control of their workplaces
Tom Wetzel details the Italian Factory Occupations of 1920, which matured beyond conventional trade unionism and at its height involved about 600,000 workers. This article was originally presented as a talk at the Conference on Workers' Self-Organization in St. Louis in 1988.