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

Amazon CamperForce

Dec 11, 2017

Amazon hires about 1400 workers during the Christmas rush who live in campers, vans, or RVs, and move from place to place–most because they can’t afford a permanent home. Amazon pays them $11.50 an hour for temporary warehouse jobs. It calls this group of workers “CamperForce”.

In the 1800s, there were lots of migrant workers. After workers fought for better conditions, there was a time when having a job usually meant you could afford a permanent place to live. It shows you how far back the companies have pushed the working class that so many people are forced to be migrant workers once again.