Monday, September 3, 2012


“We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.”    Samuel Gompers

“Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.”   John L. Lewis

“It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.”       Barack Obama

 "Four years ago, the Mitt Romneys of the world nearly destroyed the global economy with their greed, shortsightedness and – most notably – wildly irresponsible use of debt in pursuit of personal profit. The sight was so disgusting that people everywhere were ready to drop an H-bomb on Lower Manhattan and bayonet the survivors. But today that same insane greed ethos, that same belief in the lunatic pursuit of instant borrowed millions – it's dusted itself off, it's had a shave and a shoeshine, and it's back out there running for president."--Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone

“Thievery is what unregulated capitalism is all about.”   Robert Sherrill, investigative journalist
“I am glad we are keeping the rich on the top floors awake at night with our racket. They sure as hell keep the working class awake at night with their rackets.”   Jesse LaGreca, activist and blogger, in

"Occupy Wall Street Crashes Bloomberg Cocktail Party"
“Prosecute the bankers, Curb the lobbyists, Overturn Citizens United, Tax the rich, Take Back the country.”        Protest sign at Occupy Wall Street

“Double standards and situational ethics are the way the hyperpartisan game is played.    John Avlon, The Daily Beast ("Tea Party For The Left?")

“Labor has to get back into the schools, churches, and communities. This is where we started, and this is where we will resurrect the labor movement!”    Mark Case, APWU Local 277, Western North Carolina

 “When protecting the systems in a society becomes more important than the people the systems are designed to protect, that society is in great peril.”     Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III, Truthout

"This is class warfare. In America, the poor and the ignorant go to jail, while as the late Gil Scott-Heron said, "the rich go to San Clemente."--Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III, Truthout

“The problem with unions today is that there aren't enough of them.”  Martin Johns, 2011

“If it weren't for unions, there would be no middle class."  The Peever

“America is being sold to the lowest bidders, and those whose jobs remain in this country are at the mercy of their employers.”        Mary Shaw, writer and activist

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