“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, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and children more happy and bright.”
-American Federation of Labor founding president Samuel Gompers
If you work a solid lifetime, you deserve to be able to retire in dignity and with security. That’s what labor wants.