Strike Quotes

Show me the country that has no strikes and I’ll show you the country in which there is no liberty. Samuel Gompers

Strikes have their evils but they have their good points also, and with proper management, with proper organization, strikes do generally result to the advantage of labor… Samuel Gompers

The history of labor is littered with the skeletons of organizations done to death because of hasty strikes gone into, for the best of reasons but unprepared. Samuel Gompers

Strikes and boycotting are akin to war, and can be justified only on grounds analogous to those which justify war, viz., intolerable injustice and oppression. Rutherford Hayes

The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done. A J Balfour

One of the great reasons for the popularity of strikes is that they give the suppressed self a sense of power. For once the human tool knows itself a man, able to stand up and speak a word or strike a blow. Charles Horton Cooley