Read When Workers Takeover: From Redundancy to Ri-Maflow (

Italian workers occupy the factory where they used to work and run it as a cooperative recycling electronic components.

It’s from 2013, but it is a positive story of workers taking over the factory and turning it into something with positive environmental and social impact.  And while I can’t read Italian from what I can understand they are still active, despite some attempts to shut them down.