Labor in Politics; Or, Class Versus Country: Considerations for American Voters

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Priv. print. at the University Press, 1920 - American Federation of Labor - 284 pages
 

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Page 13 - you can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time.
Page 9 - For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders ; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Page 271 - WHEREAS, A struggle is going on in all the nations of the civilized world between the oppressors and the oppressed of all countries, a struggle between the capitalist and the laborer, which grows in intensity from year to year, and will work disastrous results to the toiling millions if they are not combined for mutual protection and benefit.
Page 5 - There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
Page 22 - It, therefore, behooves the representatives of the Trade and Labor Unions of America, in convention assembled, to adopt such measures and disseminate such principles among the mechanics and laborers of our country as will permanently unite them to secure the recognition of rights to which they are justly entitled.
Page 22 - A struggle is going on in all the nations of the civilized world, between the oppressors and the oppressed of all countries, a struggle between the Capitalist and the Laborer, which grows in intensity from year to year, and will work disastrous results to the toiling millions, if they are not combined for mutual protection and benefit...
Page 25 - The labor movement stands as the defender of this principle and undertakes to protect the wealth-producers against the exorbitant greed of special interests, against profiteering, against exploitation, against the detestable methods of irresponsible greed, against the inhumanity and crime of heartless corporations and employers.
Page 67 - The right of Labor to fix its hours of work must not be abrogated, abridged or interfered with.
Page 66 - The workers of the nation demand a living wage for all wage-earners, skilled or unskilled — a wage which will enable the worker and his family to live in health and comfort, provide a competence for illness and old age, and afford to all the opportunity of cultivating the best that is within mankind.
Page 144 - The object of all reform in this essential matter must be the genuine democratization of industry, based upon a full recognition of the right of those who work, in whatever rank, to participate in some organic way in every decision which directly affects their welfare or the part they are to play in industry.

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