Sep 1, 2014
We face an emergency — we need an emergency measure to ban layoffs.
Let the companies take from their profits to maintain the jobs that exist today.
The work that does exist should be shared out among everyone, with no loss in pay to anyone.
Why should some of us be working 60 hours a week, while others go without a job?
Why should those of us with a job be losing our health in the vicious push for more productivity, while others have no job?
We could all be working half as many hours as we do today – and each of us could still be earning a decent wage every week.
If the companies say they can’t do it, then let’s look at their accounts. We can see they have the money to do it.
Today the big companies are sitting on a hoard of accumulated profits, amounting to almost eight trillion dollars.
That money was accumulated from the workers’ labor.
The capitalists’ hoard is harmful for society – it feeds speculation.
Use that wealth to protect the lives of the working class and all ordinary people, to protect our jobs and our wages.
If any companies refuse, then their whole business should be taken away from them, without them getting one penny back.
We Need a Working Class Policy, a Working Class Fight!