The Spark

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

Caterpillar Threatens to Lay off 300

Apr 15, 2013

Caterpillar says it will lay off up to 300 workers at its Milwaukee area factories that build some of the biggest mining machines in the world. This announcement comes two weeks before their contract with the United Steel Workers union expires and is obviously an attempt to intimidate the workers.

Caterpillar had 5.7 billion dollars in profits last year. We need to prohibit layoffs, to protect the vital jobs of workers and undercut such tactics!