"...what have the trade unions ever done for us?...." Read what Martin Luther King said.

"...the LABOR MOVEMENT was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.

...The CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome....When in the thirties the wave of UNION ORGANISATION crested over the nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society..."