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

Violence Follows Us to Work

Feb 28, 2022

Many workers saw the news that one ramp worker stabbed another at the Boston airport. O’Hare workers in Chicago worry that it may mean additional security hoops to jump through. Others worry about the possibility of violence.

This capitalist society, set up to serve companies like American and their profits, has always heaped violence onto the working class. And then it let the Covid-19 pandemic run rampant, which increased all kinds of pressures: isolation, unemployment, masking, closed schools, and lack of childcare. Along with that, we’ve seen a big increase in carjackings and murders in the city.

It’s no surprise that the violence created by this exploitative capitalist society could follow us into the workplace.