The Spark

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

Why No Air Conditioning at Cat?

Aug 1, 2011

The recent hot weather has been brutal. Temperatures inside Caterpillar’s EMD plant were 120º in many departments. Why isn’t there air conditioning at EMD? Buildings like the United Center and large malls are air conditioned.

Caterpillar, which owns EMD, could easily afford to put it in. Don’t tell us there’s no money for it. Caterpillar made one billion dollars in profits in just three months, April - June.