“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx
Jan 20, 2020
Recently the Detroit News ran a front page story that the new UAW president, Rory Gamble, was being investigated by the federal government.
The next day, when Gamble denied the specific allegations, the Detroit News ran a small story on the inside, saying there were no charges filed, no evidence, nothing found yet.
Clearly there has been some corruption by some people high up in the union. But it is also very clear that the government and the media, especially the Detroit News, has been trying to build up a case that the whole union is corrupt. Why? So that the government can take over the union, tie its hands, and make it even weaker.
That’s what they did to the Teamsters years ago. This attack on the union is in reality an attack on all the workers who are part of the union.
Reprinted from newsletter at the Ford Rouge plants, Dearborn, Michigan.