The Spark

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

The Fight Against Foreclosures Has to Include the Fight Against Concessions

May 14, 2012

The UAW International has helped organize rallies protesting people’s houses being foreclosed. It is certainly true that the banks are behind the mortgage crisis. And it is certainly right to protest foreclosures.

But today, people working for lower wages, which the top UAW leadership pushed through, may not even be able to buy a home in the first place.

Auto workers haven’t had a raise in nine years, and some of us are struggling to hold on to our homes.

The best way to fight foreclosures, is to fight against concession policies that lead to people losing their homes. The best way is to organize a fight so everyone has a decent standard of living.