At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can’t take anything, you won’t get anything, and if you can’t hold anything, you won’t keep anything. And you can’t take anything without organization.

A. Phillip Randolph: President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
A bust of Randolph, with this quote, is in Union Station here in Washington, DC, in front of the Starbucks.

UC Radio: 2017.05.30; 2016.08.25; 2015.10.09

“I’m on a campaign to make you mine/I’ll picket you until you sign/In one big union for two/No courts and junction can make me stop/Until your love is all closed shop/In one big union for two/Seven days a week I want the right/To call you mine both day and night/The hours may be long/But fifty million union members can’t be wrong”

From the song “One Big Union For Two” in the Broadway musical “Pins & Needles”

UC Radio: 2015.11.26