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

What’s More Important:
Production or Health?

Mar 16, 2020

A worker at Fiat Chrysler’s Kokomo Transmission Plant in Indiana tested positive for the coronavirus. Production “continued as normal,” according to the company.

At another Fiat Chrysler plant, Windsor in Canada, some workers had a different idea. When a worker stayed home in self-quarantine because of possible exposure to coronavirus, other workers stopped work on the assembly line, proposing to go home until assured it was safe. Fiat Chrysler says work has now resumed.

The bosses worry only about production. We are the ones who must worry about our health and that of those close to us.