The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

We Are “Entitled” to Decent Jobs, Wages!

Dec 10, 2012

Detroit mayor Dave Bing recently said on national television that workers have a sense of “entitlement.” He basically said that workers should feel lucky if they have a job and they shouldn’t worry about little things like having a living wage and benefits for your family!

So it came as no surprise on December 8 when Bing said he wants to lay off 400-500 city workers and hopes to impose unpaid furlough days on hundreds more.

Bing openly says what is the attitude of politicians and corporate bosses today. They think we are nothing but slaves in their system.

But you know what, if all the politicians like Bing disappeared, all city workers could still do all the work to keep their cities running. And if all the corporate bosses disappeared, workers could still keep their factories running and build the products that we build every day. They need us; we don’t need them.

And the sooner we make them understand that, the better.