“It is of benefit to them and to the public that laborers should unite in their common interest and for lawful purposes… if they stand together, they are often able, all of them, to command better prices for their labor than when dealing singly with rich employers.”
Who said it? Some wild eyed Democrat? It was William Howard Taft – Republican President. The quote is from an opinion he wrote while he was a Justice on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1894). So if you can’t imagine a Republican politician or judge saying that today, or agreeing with its sentiment, it’s because today’s Republican Party is not your father’s, grandfather’s or great grandfather’s Republican Party.