When labor is dependent on management for the factory and the machines and the systems they use to do their work , the relationship would have issues associated with power and control.
This way the factory needs labor for sure but labor needs a factory.In the factory age therefore it has always been easier for the management to replace labor than for labor to find a factory.
In the modern era of the hyper connected world however the means of production = a laptop computer with internet connectivity.
A mere thousand dollars of investment and a modern day knowledge worker gets an entire factory.
Adopted from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin.