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

Chicago Mayor Daley Balances Budget on City Workers’ Backs

Nov 22, 2010

Mayor Daley announced his proposed budget for the City of Chicago last week. To cover the budget deficit, Daley proposes to make city workers swallow 23 million dollars in concessions. He expects city workers to take 12 unpaid furlough days and give up 12 days of holiday pay–a day short of five weeks unpaid! Meanwhile, the city continues to lavish money on any company that asks.