275 – “It is intolerable and indecent for a society to produce by overworking and underpaying human beings. Even if the product may cost more we in this country eventually accept the difference in cost because it is the man that counts – not the thing.”

–James Mitchell, 8th United States Secretary of Labor (1953-1961)

Quote Number:  579

Source: Well Attributed, the quote can be found in here, but this may note be an original source: Hennessee, Robert E. “Split Over Problem Of Migratory Farm Laborers.” The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, MO). Oct 7, 1959, Pg 10. Online Here


Source Notes: If you know another source for this quote please leave it in the comments, thank you!

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