Wednesday Wisdom: Martin Luther King Jr. on the Labor Movement

“History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation, but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who today attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr. Address at the AFL-CIO Fourth Constitutional Convention, December 11, 1961