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

Tired of the Lies

Feb 9, 2009

More workers are showing they won’t be brainwashed into going along with the attacks.

Last December, Republic Window workers in Chicago sat-in and took over their plant when the boss closed it and lied to them, that he had no money to pay what they were owed. In ten days’ time, they had their money.

In early February, two UAW locals voted NO against further concessions. In Macomb County, Michigan, county workers rejected a package of wage, pension and health-care cuts. And New Process Gear workers in Dewitt, New York, were told they had to take wage cuts down to a $16-$13 range–or else Magna International, the owner, would close the plant. After a four-hour meeting the workers voted 76% NO MORE CUTS, regardless!

Are these the early signs of a working class that is getting ready to fight back? It’s time!