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

Worker Gets Time for the Boss’s Crime

Mar 31, 2008

A California slaughterhouse was caught slipping dangerous meat into the federal school lunch program. An undercover video showed a sick “downer” cow being lifted up by a fork-lift.

The slaughterhouse closed. But now the driver of the fork-lift has been sentenced to six months in jail!

If the driver had refused to lift the cow, he would have been fired on the spot. If he then would have taken his story to the court, he would have gotten no action, no help and no compensation.

But let the boss get in trouble, and what happens? The court goes after the worker! To prove there is justice!

They are finding scapegoats for the incredibly unsafe practices of the meatpacking companies, carried out with U.S. government complicity.