What does labor want?

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“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.”

– Samuel Gompers, American labor leader (born on this date in 1850), in: The Shoe Workers’ Journal, Volume 16 (1915)

Via Today in History – with Frank Amari

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