16,981. The thirties were a rough time for labour relations in the United States. Organisers were killed, cars were bombed and strikes often turned violent. Hoffa’s brother was among the victims of a shooting that occurred during one of these strikes. Troops were sometimes moved in. (Gangstas & Labour & Strike & Industrial Relations & Murder & Mafia) Great Crimes & Trials: Jimmy Hoffa
17,001. The Mafia made a mockery of the traditional role of the labour unions. (Gangstas & Mafia & Trade Unions & Labour) Mafia Empire: Vow of Silence
20,952. You’re wearing me out. Never let a stranger in your cab. Never let a stranger in your cab, in your house or in your heart unless he is a friend of labor. (GBH Films & Labor) Hoffa 1992 starring Jack Nicholson & Danny De Vito & Armand Assante & J T Walsh & John C Reilly & Frank Whaley & Kevin Anderson & John P Ryan & Robert Prosky & Natalie Nogulich & Nicholas Pryor et al, director Danny DeVito
27,410. The concept of labour will no longer be a dividing one but a uniting one, and that no longer will there be anybody in Germany who will regard manual labour any less highly than any other form of labour. (Nazi & Labour) Adolf Hitler
29,392. Throughout much of its history the AFL-CIO and other US labor organizations have worked with CIA and multi-national corporations to overthrow democratically-elected governments, collaborated with dictators against progressive labor movements, supported reactionary labor movements against progressive governments, worked with corporate America to organize racist and protectionist campaigns against foreign countries, and encouraged racist campaigns against immigrant workers. (Foreign Relations US & Labor & Corporations) Lee Siu Hin
30,170. The Tolpuddle Martyrs – still a landmark in British labour history. (Great Britain & England & Industrial Revolution & Protest & Labour & Worker & Solidarity & Demonstration) Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History: Industry & Empire 7/8
43,005. Labor Day in the USA spells party day. (Alcohol & Labour) Drunken States of America, National Geographic 2012
49,335. It is always somewhat perplexing and sometimes shocking to hear, from respected unionists, a lack of concern for the struggle of brothers and sisters outside their own backyards. Such failure to bear faith and allegiance to real solidarity is what lies at the heart of labor’s inability to coalesce into the force that some of our greatest leaders have envisioned. We must come to the realization that we are all coworkers, brothers and sisters in the struggle with owners. (Solidarity & Labour & Unity) Donald L Foley, APWU
49,337. The laboring man ... ought to remember that all who labor are their brothers, and that all women who labor are their sisters, and whenever one class of workingmen or workingwomen is oppressed all other laborers ought to stand by the oppressed class. (Solidarity & Oppression & Labor & Work & Working Class & Unity) Robert Ingersoll, essay Eight Hours Must Come 1890
5,130. My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: ‘We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing.’ (Trade Union & Labor & Solidarity & Unity) Mother Jones
49,919. The poor are set to labour – for what? Not the food for which they famish; not the blankets for want of which their babes are frozen by the cold of their miserable hovels; not those comforts of civilisation without which civilised man is far more miserable than the meanest savage – no: for the pride of power, for the miserable isolation of pride, for the false pleasures of one hundredth part of society.
Employments are lucrative in inverse ratio to their usefulness. The jeweller, the toyman, the actor gains fame and wealth by the exercise of his useless and ridiculous art; whilst the cultivator of the earth, he without whom society must cease to exist, struggles through contempt and penury, and perishes by that famine which, but for his unceasing exertions, would annihilate the rest of mankind. (Poor & Poverty & Work & Labour) Percy Bysshe Shelley, notes to Queen Mab
49,970. The few own the many because they possess the means of livelihood of all ... The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor. The majority of mankind are working people. So long as their fair demands - the ownership and control of their livelihoods - are set at naught, we can have neither men’s rights nor women's rights. The majority of mankind is ground down by industrial oppression in order that the small remnant may live in ease. (Poor & Rich & Labour & Majority & Rights & Oppression & Capitalism & Working Class & Banksters & Corporations) Helen Keller
77,248. A permanent division of labor inevitably creates occupational and class inequality and conflict. (Inequality & Labour) Robert Shea
77,410. In all labour there is profit. Proverbs 14:23
86,760. Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. (Rich & Labour) Proverbs 23:4&5
77,411. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
... All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. Ecclestiastes 1:3&8
77,413. Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? Yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity.
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:18-24
77,414. What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him? Ecclesiastes 3:9&12&13&22