The Spark

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

Honeymoon at Workers’ Expense

Oct 29, 2012

General Holiefield, a UAW VP, was recently featured on the society page for his wedding, described as an “over-the-top romantic adventure on the Mediterranean.”

Held in Italy, home to Chrysler’s corporate owner, Fiat, nuptials included “the two lovebirds riding a gondola in a Venice Canal,” and the “marriage was blessed on Sept. 30 by the Monsignor at St. Mark’s Basilica.” (Detroit News, 10/19/12). In addition, “The happy couple honeymooned in Athens, Naples, Rome, Livorno, Istanbul, Toulon and Barcelona.”

The policy of union officials surrendering totally to management on whatever the company asks for may pay off for UAW vice presidents but it has been a disaster for workers.

No wonder workers say the union is in bed with the company. A divorce from THAT policy would be a real news event!