“Work, work,” they shout. “Give us work”; never was a people possessed with a dogma so disastrous. This furious, all-pervading passion for work is pushed even to the exhaustion of the vital force of the individual and his progeny. And it is this same passion for work which drags in its train all the individual and social woes which for two centuries have tortured sad humanity. Not being satisfied with imposing this degrading occupation upon themselves, the men must needs drag their wives and daughters with them until today we have factory girls and women pale drooping flowers, with disordered stomachs and languid limbs; who have never known the pleasure of a healthy life in all their weariness.
—Baltimore Labor Leader.