The Spark

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

Paid to Hear Trump

Aug 19, 2019

About 5,000 workers at an unfinished Royal Dutch Shell plant in Pennsylvania went to hear Trump talk on August 13th. Turns out, the construction contractors paid them to be there.

If they didn’t go, they either had to take one of their paid days off – or go without pay – and lose overtime pay for the last day of the week.

A supervisor for one of the contractors wrote to workers banning yelling, protesting, or “anything viewed as resistance” to Trump, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

To listen to Trump? Workers should get quadruple time and a half for that!