Because I am not afraid to line up with fellow workers and make an honest demand for that which is ours by heritage.
Because I want to see every man, woman and child have plenty to eat, plenty to wear and plenty to enjoy it.
Because I am opposed to filth and ignorance and in favor of health and knowledge.
Because I think more of an honest heart under a ragged shirt than I do of a block-headed bloat with a bank account.
Because a union man is never disrespected by any one except a lot of red-eyed rounders with more money than kindness.
Because when I pay my dues into the union I realize that I am stirring some "thicking" into a bowl of soup for some poor, hungry woman or child.
Because I had rather be unpopular with a lot of double-chinned dough-heads than to show the white feather to my fellow workers.
Because I am in favor of more bread and less bruitishness; more pie and less pomp; more cozy cottages and less cowards and criminals; more soup and less superstition; more health and happiness and less hell and hellishness; more honest women neatly dressed and less foolish women overdressed; more live, loving husbands and less dirty, drunken drones.—Exchange.
True in 1907, true today.