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AUTHOR: Samuel Gompers (1850–1924)
QUOTATION: There may be here and there a worker who for certain reasons unexplainable to us does not join a union of labor. That is his right. It is his legal right, no matter how morally wrong he may be. It is his legal right, and no one can or dare question his exercise of that legal right.
ATTRIBUTION: SAMUEL GOMPERS, address delivered to the Council of Foreign Relations, New York City, December 10, 1918.—American Federationist, February 1919, p. 160.
SUBJECTS: Labor unions