The unions of Walter Reuther and John L. Lewis are needed more now than ever. The union of Jimmy Hoffa and John J. Sweeney must be resurrected. We need unions with muscle, not just talk. There has been too much give and no demands by union leaders recently.
But the business and industrial world have pushed the worker to the point that labor will come alive once again and the leaders will be willing to stand up more and sit down less. The time of sitting and eating at the negotiating table with business leaders without demanding fair and just treatment of the worker is over.
Workers will not go back to 14-hour, no overtime days. Workers will not go back, things will change, the party is not over. It is time for leadership to stand up and stand out.