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

Overtime Kills

Mar 3, 2008

A young worker from Shelby Township near Detroit was killed when his car veered off the freeway, struck the guard rail and rolled over. The accident took place at 3:30one morning. Even the police had to admit that neither drugs nor alcohol had anything to do with the accident. Rather, it appears that “fatigue may have been a factor,” as the police said in a deliberate understatement. In fact, fatigue was the main cause. The 23 year-old man had just finished working a 12-hour shift at his job and apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

This accident, and who knows how many others like it, are the direct result of the disappearance of the eight-hour day!

And not one of the presidential candidates has ever proposed bringing it back!