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The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
The important role of union organizations must be admitted: their object is the representation of the various categories of workers, their lawful collaboration in the economic advance of society, and the development of the sense of their responsibility for the realization of the common good.
The role of a labor union is to ensure that the balance is not tipped in favor of the employer when employees do not receive wages and benefits commensurate with their contribution.
Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice.
The only thing workers have to bargain with is their skill or their labor. Denied the right to withhold it as a last resort, they become powerless. The strike is therefore not a breakdown of collective bargaining-it is the indispensable cornerstone of that process.
It is one of the characteristics of a free and democratic nation that it have free and independent labor unions.