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

Billionaire Bill Gets His

Aug 16, 2010

Ford Motor Co. just announced that its chairman, Bill Ford, Jr., will get 16 million dollars in salary and stock options for compensation he gave up over the past two years.

When the Big Three tried to exact huge concessions from their workforces, executives like Bill Ford offered to give up all or part of their salaries, pretending that the company and the workers were all in this together.

Together? Come talk to us about togetherness when you offer us a check for the $30,000 we lost, when you get rid of two-tier, when you fund retiree health care fully, when you restore our lost breaks, when you restore all the jobs you cut, when you reduce the line speed, when ....

You get the picture!