The Spark

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

Emergency Exit!

Aug 16, 2010

When JetBlue flight attendant Steve Slater spectacularly exited the plane on an emergency escape slide, he became an instant hero to lots of people.

No wonder! The airlines have cut thousands of jobs while pushing more work on fewer people. And since airlines started charging passengers to check their luggage, the carry-on baggage situation has gone crazy, making it impossible for passengers and crew members alike.

So yes, people identify. Similar attacks have been carried out in every industry.

Don’t we all – in the words of someone who wrote to the New York Times – wish our workplace came equipped with an evacuation slide?