The Spark

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

Young Workers Stuck at Home

Dec 13, 2010

More and more young and not-so-young workers cannot afford their own place to live. According to an AFL-CIO study last year, more than one in three workers between 18 and 34 still live with their parents.

This is no surprise. Workers between 18 and 24 suffer some of the highest unemployment. As for those with jobs, very often they are part time or temporary with very low wages and few or no benefits, not even health care. The capitalist society throws millions of young workers, with all their potential, onto the scrap heap.

When young people can’t afford the things their parents had, it’s a sign that society is moving backwards.