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

Workers’ Protests Made a Difference

Jul 18, 2005

Some SEIU union workers at Cadillac Place in Detroit recently won a group grievance related to parking costs. These workers went from free parking at the old Labor Building to the high prices at the Cass Lot about a block away. They won a financial settlement only because they pushed.

Of course, no boss or politician ever says, "You did the right thing–organizing and sticking together made us give you something." But the fact is that anytime workers stand together, refusing to accept an attack, something is gained.