When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time.
When I left SEIU, we had started this quality public service agenda to say to our members what I think the United Auto Workers learned: that quality is our only job security in the long run.
Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.
One cannot govern with ‘buts’.
Old age is a shipwreck.
I have tried to lift France out of the mud. But she will return to her errors and vomitings. I cannot prevent the French from being French.
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.
American workers won’t be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
The union movement has been the best middle class job creating program that America has ever had, and it doesn’t cost the government a dime.
Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.