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

Job Security—Where Have We Heard That Before?!

Apr 4, 2011

The UAW Vice President for Ford said he thinks job security is likely to be a priority in the UAW contract talks this year.

Well, look how well that has worked. Ever since “Job Security” has supposedly been a priority in contract talks as far back as 1980, the UAW has lost more than one million members.

When you see what Ford workers did, voting NO in 2009, and some of the other fights, including the demonstrations in Wisconsin or Michigan, maybe this year we can turn the tide of what has been a one-sided war up until now.

If today, the old “Job Security” slogan is being dusted off, it’s a way to get off the real issues–getting back all of our money, break time, holidays, retiree health, restoring all jobs to full pay.

Jobs are not secure if they are low pay with fewer or no benefits.