“The challenges change. So do the tools needed to meet them. But one thing cannot change – the conception of trade unionism as morally clean in a way that no business is. Business is profit; the union is idealism, commitment, service. Without the faith of our members, we lose what we have built.”
Dubinsky was an American labor leader who served as president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1932 to 1966. He took part in the creation of the Congress of Industrial Organizations and was one of the founders of the American Labor Party and the Liberal Party of New York.