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Total Quotes : 75
Wedlock Among

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.

- Aeschylus

Give Same Time

One of the great things about unions is they're member driven and give us the great ability to both lead and follow at the same time.

- Alan Rosenberg

Steel Making

The U.S. has done a great job improving productivity. We're making a lot more steel in Dearborn with fewer people. The unions have accepted much better work rules.

- Alexei Mordashov

May Always

Although unions may be good for a worker, singular, they are not always good for workers, plural. Especially when it comes to finding a job.

- Amity Shlaes

Benefits Line

I respect the state workers and I respect their unions, but we simply can't afford to pay benefits and pensions that are out of line with economic reality.

- Andrew Cuomo

Should Members

Unions should not be lapdogs to a political party, they should be watchdogs for their members' interests.

- Andy Stern

Other Middle Class

Manufacturing and other unskilled professions that were union jobs, that allowed people to live a middle-class life, are disappearing both because unions are disappearing and because of the global nature of the economy.

- Andy Stern

Business Means

In the political context fair means somebody that will vote for the unions or for the business. It can't mean that in the judicial context or we're in real trouble.

- Anthony Kennedy

Country Profession

There are teachers' unions around the country realizing they want to improve standards of the profession, improve the quality of their profession, and ultimately attract the best and the brightest to their profession. The vast majority of teachers are dedicated and committed.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Will Income

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.

- Arthur C. Brooks

Politics Executives

Public employee unions are hardly the only group involved in bare-knuckles politics. Businesses lobby fiercely, and executives make hefty campaign donations.

- Charles Duhigg

Political Parties

Lawmakers in both political parties have often acceded to unions' requests to avoid political confrontations or to curry favor. They have pushed difficult choices into the future.

- Charles Duhigg

Reduce Employers

Many people do not realize that where unions have bargaining rights employers cannot raise wages or improve benefit plans any more than they can reduce them without of the consent of the union.

- Charles E. Wilson

Imagine Deny

I really can't imagine how anyone could, in good conscience, oppose the proposition that the states should be able to deny the status of marriage to same-sex unions.

- Charles T. Canady

Beginning Brought

Plutocrats were the chief beneficiaries of so-called neoliberalism and the suite of political changes it brought beginning in the late 1970s - deregulation, weaker protection for unions, the shareholder value movement, and the subsequent inflation of executive compensation.

- Chrystia Freeland

Woman Took

The wedding took place in Vermont, where they have legalized gay civil unions, and I married a woman.

- Craig Ferguson

Young Adaptation

I've commissioned an adaptation of 'The Jungle', by Upton Sinclair, a story of a young immigrant from Lithuania to the meat-packing industry of Chicago in 1904, and the rise of the unions in America.

- David Schwimmer

Role Engage

Unions do have a proper role in negotiating for employees and advising employees, but they have to engage with the employer.

- Jim Ratcliffe

Play Working Class

While unions did not play a part in my family life when I was being brought up, my early years were most certainly spent in a working-class community.

- Jim Ratcliffe

Thought Some

The gay-rights community had a strategy going in; they thought that they needed to have 30 states with some form of recognition - whether that be marriage, whether it be civil unions - but they wanted to have 30 states signed on before they went to the federal courts.

- Jo Becker

Private Employers

Private unions, such as the UAW, is a choice between employees and employers. If that is what they want, then who am I to say you can't have it?

- Joe Wurzelbacher

Work Give

Men don't and can't live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don't live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions.

- John Ruskin

Think I Think

I think we will see a united labor movement again. When workers unite they're stronger. The same goes for unions.

- John Sweeney

Cause Apparatus

The Communists were interested in getting into key positions as union officers, statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution.

- John T. Flynn

Big Believer

I'm a big believer in the value of labor unions and with what collective effort gets people.

- John Wells

Employment More

It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.

- Barbara Castle

Grow Prosper

If credit unions can grow and prosper with a 15 percent cap, so can banks.

- Bernie Sanders

Something Produce

Everything is produced by the workers, and the minute they try to get something by their unions they meet all the opposition that can be mustered by those who now get what they produce.

- Harry Bridges

Always Very

I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship.

- Bill de Blasio

Stupid Think

I think it is just stupid economics for a government to approach economic management from a strand of thinking regarding unions as enemies.

- Bob Hawke

Question Means

But the question is to find and rear leaders that are really one with the masses. This can only be accomplished by the masses, the political parties and the Trade Unions, by means of the most severe struggle, also inwardly.

- Herman Gorter

Very Reminded

People have to be reminded that unions played a very historic role in our economy.

- Hilda Solis

In The Past Britain

Even in Britain, the trade unions tell me that employment contracts have less protection than in the past.

- Jacques Delors

Legislate Employers

If you don't have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.

- Jacques Delors

May Continue

The unions may continue to decline, but if they do, it'll be their fault.

- Jacques Delors

Think Still

The unions still have a job to do, representing their members' interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role, alongside markets and laws.

- Jacques Delors

Money Get

That's what unions do. They can get money, they can get support, they can get manpower.

- James P. Hoffa

Against Break

Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions. But when the words 'gay marriage' are presented, they break 3-to-1 against it.

- Dick Morris

Process Recognises

This constitution recognises the need for social dialogue involving labour and management; it involves trade unions in the decision-making process; it has a social vision founded on social dialogue.

- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

School Districts

We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families. The era of defining public education as allegiance to centralized school districts must end.

- Jeb Bush

Society Equal

Trade unions are a force for good - a force for a more equal society.

- Jeremy Corbyn

Larger Sacrifices

Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same.

- Jerry Brown

Very Before

I had a good job as a printer in the East End. Before the unions destroyed it, that job was very lucrative.

- Eddie Marsan

Doing Void

If you have poor management that's not doing the right job, you end up with unions filling the void and... page after page of work rules and thicker and thicker contracts.

- Eli Broad

Economy Concept

Well, I'm not trying to get rid of the unions, but I am saying that they appear to be an antiquated concept in today's economy.

- Jim DeMint

Strong Middle

Unions go hand-in-hand with a strong middle class.

- Eric Schneiderman

Leverage Capital

Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.

- Kevin O'Leary

Work Relevant

There is nothing that says unions have a God-given right to be there. We have to work at it and make ourselves relevant to every section of the workforce.

- Frances O'Grady

Aims German

As I, as a worker, came to know them, the aims of German trade unions were political, and there were a number of various trade unions with varied political views.

- Fritz Sauckel

Trade Dissolution

The dissolution of the trade unions was in the air then.

- Fritz Sauckel

Certainly Seemed

I would not go so far as to say that the French trade unions attached greater importance to the struggle for peace than the others did; but they certainly seemed to take it more to heart.

- Leon Jouhaux

Established Based

The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations, established international liaisons and supported every policy based on pacification and understanding.

- Leon Jouhaux

Against Prepared

I'm prepared to fight as hard as I can against unions entering the University on behalf of our students.

- Ruth J. Simmons

Not Fair Works

Official time is not fair to the government or the taxpayer and works solely to the benefit of labor unions and employees who serve as its representative or steward.

- Phil Gingrey

Most Firmly

Where trade unions are most firmly organized, there are the rights of the people most respected.

- Samuel Gompers

Better Big

Large corporations and unions know the power of being big enough to bargain for better rates.

- Greg Walden

Reason Other

The reason that the unions and the other stakeholders have not cut a deal with the automakers is because they believe the federal government is going to bail them out.

- Tim Pawlenty

Small How

How long before we have, not just homosexual marriage, but homosexual unions between adult men and small boys?

- Randall Terry

Privileges Any

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.

- Todd Akin

Money Hands

The real bottom line is, the national unions want their hands on the money.

- Scott Walker

Fired Based

The unions say 'last hired - first fired,', we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.

- Scott Walker

South Carolina

We don't have unions in South Carolina because we don't need unions in South Carolina.

- Nikki Haley

Lot Attorney

Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an attorney that represented a lot of unions.

- Stephen F. Lynch

Law Recognition

I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage.

- Stephen Harper

Think I Think

I think business, government and unions have to work together, and the common enemies to the global economy. We're being beaten by the global economy, and we've got to unite together to win.

- Stephen Pagliuca

Grow Benefits

The only way to grow the economy in a way that benefits the bottom 90 percent is to change the structure of the economy. At the least, this requires stronger unions and a higher minimum wage.

- Robert Reich


By the mid-1950s, more than a third of all America workers in the private sector were unionized. And the unions demanded and received a fair slice of the American pie.

- Robert Reich

I See Opposing

I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.

- Patrick J. Kennedy

Think I Think

I think the problem with schools is not too many incentives but too few. Because of tenure, teachers' unions, and the fact that teachers generally aren't observed in their classrooms, they can do whatever they want in class.

- Steven Levitt

Tyranny Which

Whether one has a favorable or unfavorable opinion of unions, their demise is also the demise of countervailing power. A system in which there is no countervailing power is a tyranny in which power is unconstrained and unaccountable.

- Paul Craig Roberts

Away Profits

Carl Icahn told me to stay away from airlines. In good times, the unions take away the profits, and in bad times, the cost of oil kills you.

- Mian Muhammad Mansha

Middle Before

Before there were unions, there was no middle class.

- Michael Moore

Which Means

Teacher unions are an interest group that acts in defense of their own interests, which means the union bosses' interests, not the members.

- Peter Brimelow

Over Last

We - again, the, the, the, the bastardization and the demonization over the last few years of teachers and of unions and of collective bargaining, that is not the answer.

- Tavis Smiley

Independent Buy

When you buy toothpaste or detergent or gas, that is now used for the first time in your lifetime or my lifetime to support candidates in so-called 'independent ads.' Same thing for unions.

- Russ Feingold