The Spark

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

Take a look at the Warren Truck Plant

Sep 8, 2003

DCX just distributed a booklet to workers at a St. Louis assembly plant outlining the contract changes it intends to implement in coming months. It wants to reduce the number of skilled trades classifications from 15 to 2, it wants to reduce everyone else to one single classification, and it wants the right to move laid-off workers hundreds of miles away (as opposed to a limit of 50 right now).

How, you ask, could DCX make these contract changes public as a done deal – even before the contract was negotiated?

Good question? Maybe we should ask Nate Gooden who heads the Chrysler talks for the UAW.

Report from McGraw Glass, Detroit, MI.