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 Disaster

Nov 26, 2018

Two Baltimore area families will be mourning this Thanksgiving for loved ones killed in an accident at an Amazon distribution center on Broening Highway. During an unexpected tornado, a wall of the building fell on them.

One man was 54, working for a contractor, and the other was 37, working as a truck driver.

The storm on November 2 brought winds of 105 mph and did other damage in other areas around Maryland.

No one can control the weather. But we can predict there will be more severe storms. We need to demand that the buildings we work in are prepared to withstand them. And no one, whether Amazon worker or contractor, should be working when disasters are on the way.