All the laws made for the betterment of workers’ lives have their origin with the workers. Hours are shortened, wages go up, conditions are better — only if the workers protest.

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Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (1874–1966) was an American journalist, labor activist, social critic, and novelist. She was outspoken and active in peace and social justice causes, such as women's suffrage, civil rights, pacifism (such as opposition to World War I), socialism, child labor, infant mortality, labor disputes, and affordable housing.

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