Revisiting a couple of important historical quotes that have affected our lives and our careers.
“To be free, the workers must have choice. To have choice they must retain in their own hands the right to determine under what conditions they will work.”
SAMUEL GOMPERS, “The Worker and the Eight-hour Workday”, American Federationist: Official Magazine of the American Federation of Labor
“Our labor unions are not narrow, self-seeking groups. They have raised wages, shortened hours and provided supplemental benefits. Through collective bargaining and grievance procedures, they have brought justice and democracy to the shop floor.”
JOHN F. KENNEDY, speech, Aug. 30, 1960