[OPE-L:2911] Re: Re: Re: Re: starting point and capital

From: Rakesh Bhandari (bhandari@Princeton.EDU)
Date: Wed Apr 26 2000 - 15:02:58 EDT

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Dear Gil,
This may have already been sent. Having trouble with this connection.
Re:workers gaining access to their own means of production. There is an
attempt to break a truck drivers' unionization drive in Long Beach, CA
presently on the ground that the truck drivers are not waged employees but
independent contractors who under Federal Law cannot form unions. Of course
by formalistic criteria--upon which the bourgeoisie is latching-- that the
truck drivers are owners disqualify them from the proletarian class.
At any rate, see for example New York Times 4/15/2000, p. A7. The reporter
notes that a typical truck driver makes about $8/hr after his expenditures
on fuel, insurance, payments for the truck, maintainence, etc.
YOurs, Rakesh

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