The Spark

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

UAW Officials’ Hyundai Two-Step

Dec 13, 2010

In early December, the top leadership of the UAW held a rally of about 150 outside a Hyundai Tech Center near Detroit. They claimed it was in support of the temporary workers’ strike in Korea.

Of course, this show of support was for workers thousands of miles away. Meanwhile, right here at home, these same UAW officials have helped the auto companies to impose two-tier and long-term temporary status against their own membership! So, the corporate policies that the UAW officials claim to oppose in South Korea ... they support in the U.S.

Workers DO need to organize. AND fight, like the workers in South Korea are doing. But for Bob King and the rest of the UAW top leadership, it’s not about organizing and fighting — it’s about putting on a show.