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

Pink Slips over Baltimore

Mar 25, 2024

Baltimore is seeing an uptick in layoffs. UPS is laying off 12,000 workers including 118 in Halethorpe just east of the city. The Walmart in Towson is closing and those 207 workers are not all going to be able to transfer to other Walmarts. Good-bye pharmacy, good-bye shopping runs, good-bye wages.

Biden is trying to sell us on the idea that the economy is doing well and unemployment is down. If that is true, why so many layoffs and store closings?