Quotations on Wages

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White men have always controlled their wives' wages. Colored men were not able to do so until they themselves became free. Then they owned both their wives and their wages.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Men, Wages, Wives)

The demographic weight of countries such as China and India exercise a massive pressure on our wages and salaries. They have accomplished massive technological advances and the revolution in information technology has reduced the costs of transport.
- Laurent Fabius
(Keywords: Technology, Countries, Exercise, Revolution, Information, Pressure, Wages, Weight)

New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's - it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that - living wages?
- Danny Glover
(Keywords: Experience, Money, People, Jobs, Living, Question, Service, Wages, Wonders)

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Keywords: Class, Wages, Years)

I even believe in helping an employer function more productively. For then, we will have a claim to higher wages, shorter hours, and greater participation in the benefits of running a smooth industrial machine.
- Sidney Hillman
(Keywords: Benefits, Machine, Participation, Running, Wages, Will)

It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work.
- Mike Honda
(Keywords: Men, Women, Work, Act, Law, President, Today, Wages, Years)

Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans - which the corn laws in a great measure do - and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries.
- Joseph Hume
(Keywords: Countries, Land, Laws, Measure, Value, Wages, Will)

It is fatal for any body of workers to have forever hanging from the fringes of its skirts other bodies on a level just below its own; for that means continual pressure downward, additional difficulty to be overcome in the struggle to maintain reasonable rates of wages.
- Florence Kelley
(Keywords: Body, Difficulty, Pressure, Struggle, Wages, Workers)

My own experience in the third world was that even if people started to make more money, the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages.
- David Korten
(Keywords: Experience, Money, People, Living, Wages, World)

If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years wages have been stagnating or even declining.
- David Korten
(Keywords: Economy, Wages, Years)

It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Family, American, Capitalism, Law, Support, Wage, Wages, Will)

The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: Democracy, Light, Nothing, Wages, Water)

Average real wages in Mexican manufacturing are lower than they were 10 years ago, if you can believe that.
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Keywords: Manufacturing, Wages, Years)

The more the division of labor and the application of machinery extend, the more does competition extend among the workers, the more do their wages shrink together.
- Karl Marx
(Keywords: Competition, Labor, Wages, Workers)

I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go .
- Evita Peron
(Keywords: Government, Power, Wealth, Day, Poor, Sickness, Wages, Workers, Years)

Median wages of production workers, who comprise 80 percent of the workforce, haven't risen in 30 years, adjusted for inflation.
- Robert Reich
(Keywords: Inflation, Production, Wages, Workers, Years)

A rise of wages from this cause will, indeed, be invariably accompanied by a rise in the price of commodities; but in such cases, it will be found that labour and all commodities have not varied in regard to each other, and that the variation has been confined to money.
- David Ricardo
(Keywords: Money, Cause, Wages, Will)

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs.
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Keywords: Americans, Hiring, Jobs, Labor, Wages, Want)

And what I am trying to say to them that through our ads and through our discussions is if you don't want us in your community, that's your choice, but don't say it's because of wages.
- Lee Scott
(Keywords: Choice, Community, Trying, Wages, Want)

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Wages, Want, Workers)

Nearly every study shows that competition from cheap foreign labor undercuts the wages of American workers and legal immigrants.
- Lamar S. Smith
(Keywords: Legal, American, Competition, Labor, Study, Wages, Workers)

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.
- Thomas Sowell
(Keywords: Americans, Jobs, Wages, Want)

It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers.
- Leland Stanford
(Keywords: Time, Countries, Labor, Mankind, Wages, Will)

American workers won't be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
- Andy Stern
(Keywords: American, Countries, Jobs, Wages, Workers)

The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.
- Henry A. Wallace
(Keywords: People, Act, America, American, Countries, Reason, Wages, Will, Yankee)

No one should be so naive as to think that wages among organized groups will not be increased, under pressure if necessary, to make up for increases in the cost-of-living, nor should anyone ordinarily object to such adjustments.
- Charles E. Wilson
(Keywords: Pressure, Wages, Will)

A study of the history of wages back through the years indicates clearly that when the cost-of-living rises appreciably wages have shortly been adjusted upward also.
- Charles E. Wilson
(Keywords: History, Study, Wages, Years)

In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.
- Clara Zetkin
(Keywords: Women, Attitude, Wages, Workers)

The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible.
- Clara Zetkin
(Keywords: Competition, Wages, Workers)









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