16 Total Quotes

Bruce Raynor Quotes

[Washington (AP) - Unite Here, a union of 450,000 workers in the apparel and hospitality industry, is leaving the AFL-CIO to join a group of dissident unions that want the organized labor movement to spend more time and money recruiting new members.] It is time for the labor movement to make some changes, ... After two years of internal debate, we have concluded it is the best course for the labor movement for us to join hands with six sister organizations and strike off in a direction of focusing more on organizing.
Bruce Raynor
#Hospitality

After two years of internal debate, we have concluded it is the best course for the labor movement for us to join hands with six sister organizations and strike off in a direction of focusing more on organizing.
Bruce Raynor
#Debate

Elliot Spitzer is one of the most impressive politicians in the nation today, and one of the greatest Attorney General's in history, ... He stands up for what he believes in, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand up with him and support his effort to do even more for the State of New York as our Governor.
Bruce Raynor
#Politicians

On several occasions, we intervened with the mayor. We had several conversations with Roger.
Bruce Raynor
#Conversations

without the support of the major unions.
Bruce Raynor
#Support

[WHY:] Elliot Spitzer is one of the greatest Attorney General's in the history of this nation, ... He has shown leadership and a courage of his convictions that is all too rare in politics. He stands up for what he believes in, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to stand up with him and support his effort to do even more for the State of New York as our Governor.
Bruce Raynor
#History

There are 28 million people that went to work this morning who make less than the poverty level, ... Fifty percent of the workers in America used to draw defined benefit retirement plans when they finished their working careers. That number is down to 17 percent. More and more Americans face their old age without adequate financial resources to enjoy that retirement in dignity.
Bruce Raynor
#People

we have concluded it is the best course for the labor movement for us to ... strike off in a direction of focusing more on organizing.
Bruce Raynor
#Direction

join hands with six sister organizations and strike off in a direction of focusing more on organizing.
Bruce Raynor
#Direction

unless the labor movement grows to increase workers' standard of living, that has got to be our fundamental purpose. We have to put the resources where the words are.
Bruce Raynor
#Labor

It is time for the labor movement to make some changes.
Bruce Raynor
#Labor

It is time for the labor movement to make some changes, ... After two years of internal debate, we have concluded it is the best course for the labor movement for us to join hands with six sister organizations and strike off in a direction of focusing more on organizing.
Bruce Raynor
#Debate

You bet your life there's a renewed commitment.
Bruce Raynor
#Commitment

We expressed a strong desire to keep plants open,
Bruce Raynor
#Desire

Roger is exactly right, and it's an issue worth fighting for.
Bruce Raynor
#Fighting

Poverty-level wages and no benefits aren't acceptable for an industry that's booming. The goal is to raise standards nationally.
Bruce Raynor
#Poverty