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WHAT DOES LABOR WANT?
"What does labor want?
It wants the earth and the fullness thereof.
There is nothing
too beautiful, too lofty, too ennobling
unless it is within the scope and aspiration
of Labor's aspirations and wants.

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 make childhood more joyful
womanhood more beautiful
and manhood more noble."

Samuel Gompers
August 28, 1893
Chicago, Illinois