The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

High Paid Investors Pretend Workers Paid Too Much

Oct 30, 2017

Chipotle workers are lucky if they are paid $11 an hour in some locations, and these workers’ hours have been cut since Chipotle experienced two health scares about their food. But a stock analyst says Chipotle staff are paid too MUCH!

Even if a Chipotle worker got a full week’s work, he or she would only make $22,000 per year. Few places exist where that wage would not mean food pantries for the family. No Chipotle lunches for them, as bosses cut hours, eliminate benefits, and keep wages as low as they can get away with.

Those facts tell the entire snapshot of capitalism today: overpaid executives want to guarantee their privileges by pushing the work force to its knees.