Working people in Venezuela are increasingly demanding that the Chavez government push through many needed measures to advance socialism in their country. Many feel that the government's bureaucracy is hampering their efforts and that Chavez too often makes compromises with them and the private sector. Working people feel that more pressure is needed on Chavez to promote more worker control of enterprises in Venezuela. One union leader's statement typifies this sentiment:
“President Chávez, in the last two years especially, has tried to change the economy, the mode of production, and the form of the state. But the problem is if these objectives are not taken up with force, passion, and intelligence by the workers themselves, the bureaucracy within the public administration – the petty bourgeoisie that has control over the important parts of the Venezuelan state – will prevent these objectives from going forward,” affirmed Pedro Eusse in a July 2010 interview.