The Spark

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

Grand Bargain?
We Weren’t Invited!

Nov 12, 2012

After the election, the first thing workers are supposed to want is a “grand bargain” about how to raise our own taxes and how to cut our own social security and benefits.

No! We DON’T want any of that. And it’s NOT our “bargain.” Not in any way, shape or form!

A workers’ bargain would have to include jobs, several million new jobs, full time jobs, full time jobs at a wage that supports a decent life. Jobs that fulfill the real and immense needs of our society. Wages that really reflect the value of the work we do.

If that’s not in the bargain, then it’s no deal, no matter who signs it.