It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
~ Abraham Lincoln
The production of wealth is the result of agreement between labor and capital, between employer and employed. Its distribution, therefore, will follow the law of its creation, or great injustice will be done.
~ Leland Stanford
Organized labor, if they’re doing a responsible job, is going to organize the pooling of small amounts of money to protect the interests of the people who are not rich.
~ Warren Beatty
The employer class is less indispensable in the modern organization of industries because the laboring men themselves possess sufficient intelligence to organize into co-operative relation and enjoy the entire benefits of their own labor.
~ Leland Stanford
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
~ Henry George
In a condition of society and under an industrial organization which places labor completely at the mercy of capital, the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid, and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed.
~ Leland Stanford
If I went to work in a factory the first thing I’d do is join a union.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Make no mistake about it! There is an organized movement against organized labor – the Republicans are looking after the financial interests of the wealthiest individuals in this country ~ Edward Kennedy
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable ~ George S. Patton
With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men. ~ Clarence Darrow
“Negroes are almost entirely a working people…. Our needs are identical with labor’s needs: decent wages, fair working conditions , livable housing, old-age security, health and welfare measures, conditions in which families can grow, have education for their children and respect in the community. That is why Negroes support labor’s demands and fight laws which curb labor. That is why the labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature, spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth.” ~ MLK JR: —Speaking to the AFL-CIO on Dec. 11, 1961—
Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Even if you don’t live in Wisconsin, you can support them and yourself by boycotting any of the businesses listed at ScottWalkerWatch.com.
High on the list are Walmart (always supporting Republicans and anti-labor), AT&T, John Deere, Eli Lily, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Briggs and Stratton, Hal Leonard Publishing, Johnsonville foods, Sargento, SC Johnson & sons, SIG financial, U.S. Oil company, Wausau, Zenith.
And don’t forget to boycott any product of Koch Industries. Georgia-Pacific’s familiar consumer brands in North America include:
Angel Soft®, Brawny®,
Soft ‘n Gentle®,
Vanity Fair®, and the
Dixie® brand of tabletop products.
The company’s leading European brands include:
Tenderly® and the
Demak’Up® brand of facial cleansing products.
The company also markets paper towel, napkin and soap dispensing systems used in commerical settings.
Bad news for CostCo shoppers. Kirkland paper towels and toilet tissue is made by Georgia Pacific, owned by the Koch brothers.
Proctor and Gamble is not so it’s Brawny and Charmin for me.