The Spark

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

David Roehrig

Sep 1, 2014

Candidate for Trustee Wayne County Community College, District 2

David Roehrig has been a Detroit city worker for three years, during a time when the city has slashed services and discarded workers.

Like other workers of his generation, he attended community college when he could, and he worked whatever short-term jobs he could find. From cleaning hospital rooms to clearing snow, from mowing lawns, landscaping and utilizing his "green thumb" at his current job for the city – and always for low wages.

He is a true representative of this generation of younger workers who are offered jobs that are almost always for low pay and often only part-time.

He stands for a working class policy, whose aim is that every worker, including all those young workers, should have a job and decent pay.

He stands for a policy that would spend public money on public services, the schools and colleges, and not use it to bail out the banks or throw it away in destructive wars.