John Sweeney Quotes

15 John Sweeney quotes:

"We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace."
"In the 'Nike Economy,' there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn't working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States."
"Henry Ford was right. A prosperous economy requires that workers be able to buy the products that they produce. This is as true in a global economy as a national one."
"For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class."
"The budget also proposes bringing the total annual state spending on education to nearly $17 billion, or 72 percent higher than when (Pataki) took office. As a result, today New Yorkers spend more than $12,000 per pupil to support public education - virtually the highest amount in the nation."
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"The 37.5-hour week is more of a minimum baseline these days. There is an expectation by many employers that you will give 5 to 10 percent above that to get the job done and to get ahead."
"A core part of the global market is what might be called the 'Nike Economy' - footloose companies that play countries against one another while seeking subcontractors with the lowest wages and cheapest conditions."
"We have serious constitutional concerns about how the legislature drafted this portion of their budget. And I would not venture to speculate on whether the governor will veto this item."
Author: Sweeney Quotes Category: Budgets Quotes
"I am hopeful that new leadership can open the door for Amtrak to work closely with Congress to achieve meaningful reforms."
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"A lot of people are talking, saying the sophomore class is the one that is going to get us back to where we were. But hard work is the only thing that is going to get us there. ... Our talent alone isn't going to get us very far."
Author: Sweeney Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"There is such a thing as offensive momentum. Goals you do get tend to come in bunches because you have a rhythm."
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"The bottom line is that our health care system is broken, but it didn't just split open. Big companies like Wal-Mart are pulling it apart and profiting at taxpayers' expense."
Author: Sweeney Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Wages are flat or falling. Health care costs for families with employer coverage shot up 79 percent from 1996 to 2003. Imagine the hit on families struggling to make it without job-based coverage."
Author: Sweeney Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"I mean, we're trying to protect the interests of working families and these attacks in several different areas have been directed at workers."
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"I have a very understanding wife, and she understands this is part of the job."

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