The Spark

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

Which Side Are You on, Bob?

Feb 20, 2012

On the 75th anniversary of the Flint Sit-Down Strike, UAW President Bob King made a speech invoking the memory of the Flint Sit-Down strikers, and said he is ready to lead a fight against certain profitable corporations, shouting “It’s immoral.”

Yes, what corporations are getting away with is immoral. But the policies that King and others carry out have helped corporations to take more and more from the labor of workers. The Flint Sit-Down strikers took on the corporations. They didn’t give in to the companies’ demands for concessions.