The Spark

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

Chrysler:
Scheduling a vote with nobody there

Oct 8, 2007

On the very same day the UAW and Chrysler announced they were resuming contract talks, Chrysler announced a whole series of plant shut-downs in Michigan and Illinois. Workers in some plants were told the vote could come when the plant is down.

How convenient, if Chrysler workers aren’t at work, it will be harder to put their hands on anything more than the Highlights? How can they find out what’s hidden? Why not go to Ford next – which was working?

Scheduling a vote when no one knows anything is hardly democratic. Sometimes those who violate democratic principles find that maneuvers backfire.