What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures
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.
The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit
Our movement is of the working people, for the working people, by the working people.
Show me the country that has no strikes and I'll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.
It is impossible for capitalists and laborers to have common interests.
Where trade unions are most firmly organized, there are the rights of the people most respected.
Time is the most valuable thing on earth: time to think, time to act, time to extend our fraternal relations, time to become better men, time to become better women, time to become better and more independent citizens.
There is not a right too long denied to which we do not aspire in order to achieve; there is not a wrong too long endured that we are not determined to abolish.
a movement of the working people, for the working people, by the working people, governed by ourselves, with its policies determined by ourselves...
No race of barbarians ever existed yet offered up children for money.
The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish.
What does labor want? We want more school houses and less jails. More books and less guns. More learning and less vice. More leisure and less greed. More justice and less revenge. We want more... opportunities to cultivate our better natures.
Labor Day is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race or nation.