The combination of anarchism
-making) with syndicalism
ism). The approach followed tends toward that of local
in the workplace
, with disputes settled by discussion
, and an emphasis on self-determination
such that decisions are made by those most affected by the decision.
Rather than going on strikes, protesting government policies, or electing new representatives, anarcho-syndicalists favor more direct action, like "firing" their employers by no longer allowing them into the workplace, changing the locks if necessary, and assuming control over the day-to-day running of their businesses.
Such assertion of freedom from the orders of the chairman and the board bear many remarkable similarities to the American Declaration of Independence - except on a smaller scale (although the wealth and size of many modern corporations rival that of the original 13 colonies).