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October 12, 2003

Class War by Employers

When labor folks denounce all employers as a group, you hear conservatives rush to denounce "class war rhetoric."

Yet when employers gang up together against workers, you rarely hear that coordinated action denounced for its class warfare rhetoric

Out in California, the unions were planning to strike only Vons supermarkets, but Kroger, Safeway and Albertsons management decided to lock out all their employees as well:

The supermarkets, however, said a strike against one company would be considered a strike against all three. In a joint statement, they said Albertsons and Ralphs would lock out employees during the dispute.
Now there's the class spirit by the employers.

Corporations are the modern Leninists-- combining in central committees to bust unions, write our national energy policy, and stuff pro-corporate "free trade" deals down our throats.

But its worth paying attention when that class unity of corporations comes out into the open, since they spend so much time propagandizing about "competition" and the idea that companies could never combine at the expense of workers and consumers.

Posted by Nathan at October 12, 2003 04:07 PM