Samuel Gompers Quotes (31 quotes)
“Do I believe in arbitration? I do. But not in arbitration between the lion and the lamb, in which the lamb is in the morning found inside the lion.”
The Samuel Gompers Papers: The Early Years of the American Federation of Labor, 1887-90 (1987 edition), University of Illinois Press - ISBN: 9780252013508
“The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish.”
Gompers, Samuel. Not Even Compulsory Benevolence Will Do. The American Federationist. January 1917, p. 47.
“The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.”
Quoted in Rothschild, Michael. Bionomics: Economy as Business Ecosystem. Washington, D.C.: BeardBooks, 1990, p. 115.
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSamuel Gompers
Born: January 27, 1850
Died: December 13, 1924 (aged 74)
Bio: Samuel Gompers was an English-born American cigar maker who became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor, and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death in 1924.