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

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.