Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes have been very popular this week. 

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country. By living wages I mean more than a bare subsistence level–I mean the wages of decent living.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
– Abraham Lincoln

When people ask me, ‘Why can’t labor organize the way it did in the thirties?’ the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal.
– Thomas Geoghegan

Here are links to all of the different places they are posted here and around WordPress.com.

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Labor Day Sayings
There is power, there is power in a band of working men, when they stand, hand in hand. That’s a power, that’s a power that must rule in every land – One Industrial Union Grand. – Joe Hill – from the song “There is power in the Union”
Legislators who are of even average intelligence stand out among their colleagues … A cultured college president has become as much a rarity as a literate newspaper publisher. A financier interested in economics is as exceptional as a labor leader interested in the labor movement. For the most part our leaders are merely following out in front; they [only] marshal us in the way that we are going.
– Bergen Evans

Nonbureaucratic, participative, solidarity-driven, noncommercial, arty. With all those manifest virtues, you have to wonder why a setup like this can’t seem to last any longer than a Labor Day weekend.
– Bruce Sterling about “Burning Man”

Do not believe for an instant that the world’s conspiring elite in every nation have so much as a serious quarrel among them. They have just one object: control through tribute. Your slavery, through tribute, and mine… Behind this attack are the self-styled elite, secure in their own power and riches… To be effective we must direct our attacks on the real criminals, the wealthy, and powerful and secret elite of all the world – the conspirators laboring day and night to enslave us.”
– Taylor Caldwell – “Captains and the Kings” 1974

Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave. Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?
– Joe Hill – from the song “Workers of the World Awaken”

I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
– E.F. Schumacher

My So-Called Life – Dancing in the Dark [1.2] Angela: [voiceover] I’ve been kissed three times. No, four times. No, three times. All of them were people I never saw again, which I hope doesn’t like, mean something. One was this counselor at this YMCA camp. Except he already had a girlfriend. One was this usher at my mother’s cousin’s wedding two years ago. The wedding was in Milwaukee. We stayed over at a motor lodge with a heated pool. It was a double ring ceremony. He was staring at me all through the ceremony. Later, I found out he only kissed me because he lost a bet. The third kiss is the hardest to describe. It was this guy I met on the beach last summer. It was Labor Day. It was the day I swam out too far. That was the most exciting one, except it may not count as an actual kiss since I was kind of unconscious. I’ve never had an actual boyfriend. I don’t know if that’s normal or not.

I want to say a special thank you to every member of every labor union in this country who has stood by my side … throughout my career. Your fight is my fight, and it will always be that way.
Dick Gephardt – Conceding defeat after winning no delegates in the Iowa Democratic caucus of 2004.

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  1. […] Although most Scottsdale city offices will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, city workers will still collect trash as scheduled.  Please have containers where your trash is typically picked up by 5 a.m. that morning or the night before.  Call (480) 312-5600 for more information. Posted by quotes Filed in Holidays, Holiday, Trash, Holiday Happenings, September, Community Services, Scottsdale, US – AZ (Scottsdale), City of Scottsdale News, City of Scottsdale, Labor Day, City Offices […]

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