SEP/CAUS public meeting: Oppose Detroit budget cuts!
11 February 2012
The Socialist Equality Party, Committee Against Utility Shutoffs and International Students for Social Equality are holding a public meeting on February 16 to plan and organize a fight back against the latest attack on the jobs, wages and benefits of the working class in Detroit.
The political establishment is united in its determination to enforce a new wave of cost cutting on a population already plagued by Depression-like conditions.
The Republican Governor is pushing for an emergency manager or consent agreement to rip up contracts and sell off city assets. The Democratic Party mayor and city council, meanwhile, insist that they can impose sufficient cut with the unions, which have already agreed to hundreds of millions of dollars in concessions and cuts.
All sides are agreed that workers must pay, differing only on how best to carry out this attack. All promote the lie that there is “no money” for decent pay and social services, even as the auto companies pull in huge profits after slashing wages and benefits of auto workers.
Workers throughout metropolitan Detroit face a common fight. New organizations must be built to organize opposition throughout the region based on a new political perspective. Join us in this important meeting.
Speakers will include Lawrence Porter, chairman of CAUS and Assistant National Secretary of the SEP and Jerry White, 2008 president candidate for the SEP.
Thursday, February 16, 6pm
First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Detroit
4605 Cass Avenue (corner of Forest)
Detroit, MI 48201