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

Furloughs & Subsidies

Aug 31, 2009

Last Monday was the first of three furlough days the city is imposing on its workers. There was no trash pickup, city health clinics and libraries were closed, and city workers lost a day’s pay. The city claims the three furlough days will save it 8.3 million dollars. But Chicago just gave United Airlines 25 million to move its headquarters downtown! The city has plenty of money ... for the big corporations. Cancel the corporate handouts and the rest of the furlough days.