Quotes on Labor

Quotes on Labor

 

Encouraging worker ideas and participation in decision making is no longer just an option for American business. It is a necessity. Employees come to the workplace today with expectations that their recommendations will be given serious consideration. Roger Smith

 

You need men, and I have all the men. What am I bid? John L. Lewis, union organizer, to management at the bargaining table

 

Dammit, the law is the law, and the law says they cannot strike. If they strike, they quit their jobs. Ronald Reagan, on air-traffic controllers

 

On the evening bus, the tense, pinched faces of young file clerks and elderly secretaries tell us more than we care to know. Studs Terkel

 

I am a man, not a consignment of goods to be bought and sold. Curtis Flood

 

The strike is the weapon of the industrial jungle. Sidney Hillman

 

My mistake was buying stock in the company. Now I worry about the lousy work I’m turning out. Marvin Townsend

 

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes every man the opportunity to make a living. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

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