Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.
-Cesar Chavez

The labor movement means just this: It is the last noble protest of the American people against the power of incorporated wealth.
-Wendell Phillips


What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright.
-Samuel Gompers

The essence of trade unionism is social uplift. The labor movement has been the haven for the dispossessed, the despised, the neglected, the downtrodden, the poor.
-A. Phillip Randolph


With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.
-Clarence Darrow


2 Comments:

At Monday, September 04, 2006 11:07:00 AM , Blogger Chuck said...

Nice quotes & good compilation E!

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 12:15:00 PM , Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Thanks for kick-starting my labor day by invoking Cesar Chavez (one of my earliest childhood heroes!) Great quotes, and I love your blog!

 

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