1963From a special administration management to a private economy

A poster on the entrance of Giuseppe Sonzogno’s office door at ‘Lasa Marmo’ expressed his view on the enterprise: a private company without public shares where managers were hired according to their ability rather than their political virtues. Employees were paid with the results of sales and not with public money.

The Ente’s habit to grant salaries and benefits according to ethnic criteria also came to an end with Sonzogno. The sharp reduction in the number of Italian workers was dictated by the social and economical situations of Lasa’s population. While most of the German speaking employees owned a house or an apartment and could rely on a small extra from farming work, or could at least own a vegetable-garden, the Italian speaking ones had to make do. They were penniless and were living in rented apartments.