During the 1877 Great Railroad Strike (see Labor History, below), strikers in Pittsburgh told National Guard troops:
"We will have bread or blood. We will wade up to our waists in blood before we leave."
graphic courtesy LibComm.org
“When we first took the streets, the skeptics called us dreamers. They said a $15 wage was 'unwinnable.' We’ve already won raises for 22 million people across the country – including 10 million who are on their way to $15/hr – all because workers came together and acted like a union. And we will keep on fighting, no matter the challenge. We won’t back down.”
Find out more about Fight for $15 here.
“All there is said for work as opposed to dancing is that it’s so much easier.”
Broun was a journalist, columnist and first president of the American Newspaper Guild.
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