Labor Quote of the Day
Clara Lemlich, a 19-year old garment worker in New York City. On November 22, 1909, after sitting through two hours of speeches by men warning about the dangers of striking, Lemlich (right) took over the podium and said:
“I have no further patience for talk as I am one of those who feels and suffers from the things pictured. I move that we go on a general strike...now!”
The audience rose to their feet and cheered, then voted for a strike. Source
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