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
Aug 1, 2022
Automaker Stellantis just reported it made 8 billion dollars in profit during the first half of this year. This was more profit than was reported at GM and Ford.
Stellantis—formerly Chrysler—employs a higher percentage of low wage workers. The percentage of Tier 2 and Supplemental Employees (temporary workers) at Stellantis is more than at General Motors and Ford. All things being equal, enhanced exploitation of workers at Stellantis has yielded higher profits!
Stellantis keeps people at starvation wages—$15.78 is what newer hires are making. Then later, at the time a new contract is ready to be voted on, the company uses the money they have piled up by robbing workers to dangle a thousand-something-dollar “signing bonus” in front of workers.
A lot of the union contracts that dangle a signing bonus out front hide a Jack-in-the-box within. Everything takes a few months to activate. After the contract passes, then suddenly, boom! Right in workers’ faces, they find out about all the take-aways that were hidden inside the contract.
Some workers—no longer fooled by the games the companies play—want to discuss now with fellow workers. The question? How to prepare now for a necessary strike in the future.