Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
What does Solidarity mean to the Union Member?
“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights… Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone.
Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” – Alexander The Great
“The most important word in the language of the working class is solidarity.” – Harry Bridges
“Remember that you are fighting more than your own fight. You are fighting for the entire working class and you must stand together.” – William Dudley “Big Bill” Haywood
“Let the workers organize. Let the toilers assemble. Let their crystallized voice proclaim their injustices and demand their privileges. Let all thoughtful citizens sustain them, for the future of Labor is the future of America.” – John L. Lewis
“If I went to work in a factory, the first thing I’d do would be to join a Union.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt