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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:987
AUTHOR:Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1900–65)
QUOTATION:To remember the loneliness, the fear and the insecurity of men who once had to walk alone in huge factories, beside huge machines—to realize that labor unions have meant new dignity and pride to millions of our countrymen—human companionship on the job, and music in the home—to be able to see what larger pay checks mean, not to a man as an employee, but as a husband and as a father—to know these things is to understand what American labor means.
ATTRIBUTION:ADLAI E. STEVENSON, governor of Illinois, speech to the American Federation of Labor, New York City, September 22, 1952.—Speeches of Adlai Stevenson, p. 62 (1952).
SUBJECTS:Labor unions
 
 
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