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

More City Wage Cuts

Oct 11, 2010

Detroit City workers’ pay was cut 10% by the mayor and council. Workers must take unpaid days off, meaning that city services like EMS, fire, 911, buses, water and security will be more understaffed and unavailable to residents.

Meanwhile the city provides free services to companies like DTE. When a cop stands watch on a downed power line in a suburb, the suburb bills DTE for the cop’s time. But Detroit doesn’t bill DTE–cops do it on the Detroit taxpayer’s tab.