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John L. Lewis

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Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.

— John L. Lewis

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If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees - at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes.

— John L. Lewis

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The organization and constant onward sweep of this movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness, greed and the neglect of the few.

— John L. Lewis

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In the steel industry the corporations generally have accepted collective bargaining and negotiated wage agreements with the Committee for Industrial Organization.

— John L. Lewis

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Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born.

— John L. Lewis

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The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry.

— John L. Lewis

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The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

— John L. Lewis

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About John L. Lewis

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He masterminded a five-month strike ensuring that the increase in wages gained during World War I would not be lost. In 1907 he ran for mayor of Lucas and launched a feed-and-grain distributorship. A typical Lewis speech to operators would go "Gentlemen I speak to you for the miners' families.

A leading liberal he played a major role in helping Franklin D. A major player in the history of coal mining he was the driving force behind the founding of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) which establiJohn L. Lewisd the United Steel Workers of America and helped organize millions of other industrial workers in the 1930s. His massive leonine head forest-like eyebrows firmly set jaw powerful voice and ever-present scowl thrilled his supporters angered his enemies and delighted cartoonists.

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