“I realized the mission statement of organized labor
wasn’t consumed by labor itself, but by simply improving America
as a whole ... organized labor goes beyond employment and industry. It
is made up of values and ethics about supporting humanity, while subduing
the wrongs. It is the best viewpoint on advancing education and, in turn,
it is America ’s key to the vast improvement of our own civilization.”
“I believe the union has truly been a great benefit
to our family. There are six people in our family, my dad, my mom, my
three younger sisters and myself. My dad is the sole supporter of our
family and without the union, I don’t think that he would have been
able to support us financially.
“In recent times, we have seen the government turn its back on the American worker and the poor of our nation. We cannot let this happen. Organized labor is believing in justice for all. It is building a better future by raising the standard of living of its members by improving their working conditions and by protecting workers against unfairness on the job and in their community ... The never-ending struggle continues today and will continue as long as there are individuals who value fair and equitable treatment in the workplace.
A strong labor movement means a better America for all.
We can continue the fight and together make the history of tomorrow.”
“Organized labor always has and will mean hope,
hope for all humanity.”
“Take a coin out of your pocket and flip it until
you find the engraving “E Pluribus Unum.” Somewhere in your
elementary education you may remember a teacher telling you this meant,
“In many, one” ... Labor unions are based on the same principle:
that many people united in one voice have a better ability to make changes.”
“I personally am thrilled that I live in a country
where I may pursue employment without fear of exploitation or at the very
least, the ability to seek protection from immoral, illegal, or unethical
work practices. Due to organized labor I need not dread the entry into
the workforce as I am sure my grandparents and ancestors did. ”
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