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Samuel Gompers

Data de nascimento: 27. Janeiro 1850
Data de falecimento: 13. Dezembro 1924

Samuel Gompers foi um sindicalista estadunidense, nascido no Reino Unido.

Emigrou para os Estados Unidos em 1863. Foi presidente do Sindicato dos Trabalhadores nas Fábricas de Cigarros e fundador da Federação Americana do Trabalho em 1886, na cidade de Columbo, no estado de Ohio, a qual presidiu até sua morte.

Sepultado no Cemitério de Sleepy Hollow.

Citações Samuel Gompers

„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.“

—  Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, " 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.“

—  Samuel Gompers

Quoted in Rothschild, Michael. Bionomics: Economy as Business Ecosystem. Washington, D.C.: BeardBooks, 1990, p. 115.

„We feel as if we were hard labor convicts where everything but our feeding has been made subject to iron rules. We have become lost as human beings, and have been turned into slaves.“

—  Samuel Gompers

Out of Their Own Mouths: A Revelation and an Indictment of Sovietism, New York: NY, E.P Dutton and Company (1921) p. 84. Resolution from the Petrograd workers, (Sept. 5, 1920). Co-authored by William English Walling.

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„As far as is possible under the ruthless tyranny the organized labor of [Soviet] Russia is everywhere in a state of full revolt.“

—  Samuel Gompers

Out of Their Own Mouths: A Revelation and an Indictment of Sovietism, New York: NY, E.P Dutton and Company (1921) p. 87, co-authored with William English Walling.

„What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.“

—  Samuel Gompers

The Shoe workers' journal, Volume 16‎ (1915) p. 4
Variante: What does labor want? We want more school houses and less jails. More books and less guns. More learning and less vice. More leisure and less greed. More justice and less revenge. We want more … opportunities to cultivate our better natures.

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