The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Words of praise don't pay Detroit city workers' bills!

Aug 25, 2003

In the midst of the power blackout that also shut down water in the Detroit Metropolitan area, Detroit's mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, continuously praised the around-the-clock efforts of city workers to get the water system up and running.

This same Kilpatrick guy only just finished trying to ram through a contract which cut pay, benefits and jobs of city workers, while the city has handed over money and huge tax breaks to corporations like Compuware and General Motors.

Does the mayor really think workers forget so quickly?