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

Layoffs or Layoffs?

May 18, 2009

Mayor Daley of Chicago gave city workers the choice of 1,100 workers to be laid off, or 14 days off without pay for every worker this year and comp time instead of overtime. In other words, pick your poison.

This is the same Mayor Daley whose administration gives business each year as much as the city collects in property taxes. The same Mayor Daley who just turned all the parking meter revenue of the city over to the giant bank Morgan Stanley while doubling the rates.

Don’t tell us there’s no money for city workers.