Labor

"I have no use for those - regardless of their political party - who hold some foolish dream of spinning the clock back to days when unorganized labor was a huddled, almost helpless mass."

  - Speech to the American Federation of Labor, New York City, September 17, 1952

"Today in America unions have a secure place in our industrial life. Only a handful of unreconstructed reactionaries harbor the ugly thought of breaking unions. Only a fool would try to deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."


  - Speech to the American Federation of Labor, New York City, September 17, 1952

"Government can do a great deal to aid the settlement of labor disputes without allowing itself to be employed as an ally of either side. Its proper role in industrial strife is to encourage the process of mediation and conciliation."

  - State of the Union Message, Washington, DC, February 2, 1953