The Spark

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

The Delphi threat to move to China
– a scare tactic to exact concessions

Jun 12, 2006

Delphi workers keep hearing the rumor that Delphi wants to move all its U.S. operations to China.

So why is Delphi offering so many buyout packages to its U.S. workforce? If they were really moving, wouldn’t they just close plants and dump workers – as other companies have done?

No, what Delphi wants is to keep the advantage of staying where they are, but gutting its higher paid workforce, replacing these workers with a newer workforce with much lower wages – right here in the U.S.

They need the threat of China to convince workers to go along with the demand for enormous wage concessions – maybe for themselves, and especially for the new hires who will replace those workers who take the buyouts.

In any case, whether Delphi goes to China or stays here, there’s only one answer to their extortion demands – shove them back in Delphi’s face!