WORKERS UNITE! Film Festival

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From: Rosie Date Added: 5/13/2014 9:54:22 AM

The union is only as strong as those willing to fight for it; the union is we.
--Mike Griffin

Women don't make a habit of coming out on strike often enough.
--Dagenham striker (See the film, _Made in Dagenham_.

If a man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar!
--Abraham Lincoln

"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 (human) race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men."
--Clarence Darrow

George Frederick Baer (September 26, 1842 - April 26, 1914) was an American lawyer who was the President of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and spokesman for the owners during the Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902.

Most famously he wrote in a letter, later leaked to the press, "The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for--not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men of property to whom God has given control of the property rights of the country, and upon the successful management of which so much depends." In closing statements on behalf of the coal managers to the government's Anthracite Coal Commission he stated, on the subject of working conditions, "These men don't suffer. Why, hell, half of them don't even speak English."

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