The Spark

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

American Axle strike:
Stop the concessions cycle

Mar 17, 2008

When we went to press, the strike of workers at American Axle had gone on for three weeks and was continuing.

Axle doesn’t even hide the fact that it is profitable – yet it has demanded outrageous pay cuts from workers. It wants to cut workers, who currently make from $17.50 to $28.15 an hour, down to $14.50, or even $11.50!

What garbage. Workers have every reason to insist they keep what they have. In fact, if they were forced out on strike by this blood-sucking company, they should be demanding they want back what they gave away in previous contracts.

And we have every reason to support these workers. Their fight to break this vicious cycle is our fight, too.