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

Bad Advice

Oct 11, 2010

Joe Ashton, the UAW’s V-P for GM, and UAW president Bob King told the news that there would be no problem at Lake Orion if only the 300 employees eligible for retirement would retire.

A worker from Lake Orion wrote: “That gets Orion to an all-tier-two and contractor plant that much faster.”

Precisely every boss’s intention, to get wage levels busted down to the absolute lowest levels that workers will tolerate. And why? So their profits can be maximized, so the money can flow to the banks and to Wall Street, so that the insanely wealthy can renew their speculation on the stock exchanges of the world–and set up the next economic crash.

None of which is in our best interest!