The autobiography of Mother Jones

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Feb 17 2014 01:46


  • I am not afraid to face anything if facing it may bring relief to the class that I belong to.

    Mother Jones

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Feb 17 2014 19:42

"The rank and file have let their servants become their masters and dictators. The workers have now to fight not alone their exploiters but likewise their own leaders, who often betray them, who sell them out, who put their own advancement ahead of that of the working masses, who make of the rank and file political pawns.

Provision should be made in all union constitutions for the recall of leaders. Big salaries should not be paid. Career hunters should be driven out, as well as leaders who use labor for political ends. These types are menaces to the advancement of labor."

Chapter 27 - Progress in Spite of Leaders