It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
There is no There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking. to which a man will not resort to avoid the real labor of thinking.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
No labor is really menial unless you’re not getting adequate wages
Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
all wealth is the product of labor
I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.