But every time the workers come out in the only way they know to protest against conditions which are unbearable the strong hand of the law is allowed to press down heavily upon us.
Strong Press Us
All the time our union was progressing very nicely. There were lectures to make us understand what trades unionism is and our real position in the labor movement.
Were Movement Unionism
The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews and its instruments of torture with iron teeth.
You have nothing that the humblest worker has not a right to have also.
Humblest Right Also
We have tried you good people of the public and we have found you wanting.
Tried Found People
The life of men and women is so cheap and property is so sacred. There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 146 of us are burned to death.
Cheap Life Many
I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship.
Would I I Came
Our people were very restive, saying that they could not sit under that notice, and that if the National Board did not call them out soon they would go out of themselves.
People Soon Board
So we must stand together to resist, for we will get what we can take - just that and no more.
Resist Together Will
The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too. Help, you women of privilege, give her the ballot to fight with.
Too Ballot You
Then came a big strike. About 100 girls went out. The result was a victory, which netted us - I mean the girls - $2 increase in our wages on the average.
Then Us Our
We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.