Labor Speaks – Voices of the Working Class



“The labor movement is organized upon a principle that the strong shall help the weak. The strength of a strong man is a prideful thing, but the unfortunate thing in life is that strong men do not remain strong. And it is just as true of unions and labor organizations as it is true of men and individuals. And whereas today the craft unions of this country may be able to stand upon their own feet and like mighty oaks stand before the gale, defy the lightning, yet the day may come when those organizations will not be able to withstand the lightning and the gale. Now, prepare yourselves by making a contribution to your less fortunate brethren… Organize the unorganized!”

John L Lewis

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  1. The more things change, the more they stay the same- Still is very much like that. It is apparent that people were comfortable for much too long, and forgot that this fight is a perpetual one. Atlantic City, the site where John L. Lewis in 1935 punched William Hutcheson of the Carpenters over this very issue, is being used as a microcosm- a Petri dish- for how to break the back of Labor and destroy it nationwide.

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