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" If people do not have jobs, they do not have a secure income, and they do not have a sense of security. "
" Stark inequality, poverty, and unemployment are driving increased social unrest and, consequently, social and economic risk. Environmental deterioration may well intensify social inequality. "
" If you think the dominant orthodoxy - shrink your economy, render workers jobless, impoverish families, and still grow - is an oxymoron... then you would be right. "
" Where laws recognize rights to collective bargaining, the truth is that employee rights to negotiate with employers are denied in many countries. "
" My job is to represent working people. "
" Securing a sustainable future will take all of us working together. "
" A new model of business and economic development must ensure everybody's sons and daughters are treated as we would expect for our own. "
" Labour is not a commodity. "
" The corporate community understands the need for rules. Indeed, it argues for regulation to protect intellectual property, physical property rights, and contract law. So why does it oppose global regulation to protect people and the environment? "
" Corporate greed, corporate bullying cannot be tolerated - it's time for a global rule of law to guarantee fair trade, rights, minimum wages on which people can live with dignity, and safe and secure work. "
" No country can afford to lose a generation to unemployment. "
" There's not much more of an honour - to work for, and with, working people. "
" We may be living in a world of disposable electronics, but working people are not disposable commodities. "
" We need a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, not vested interests in making citizens pay for formerly free services or restrictions to their capacity to share information. "
" The competitive pressure to produce, buy, and sell to our global multi-national companies is so intense that contractors in supply chains are motivated to pay low wages, intensify exploitative conditions, keep workers fearful with insecure work contracts, or simply sack workers who have formed a union to fight back. "
" When we see the banks get bailed out with seemingly no consequences while ordinary people pay the price with job and wage cuts through austerity measures, who could blame a person for wondering where the loyalties of their elected leaders really lie? "
" You'd never plan a career like I've had. "
" Illicit trade corrupts corporations and governments alike, allows dictators to survive, and obscures oppression, including modern day slavery. "
" There is a great deal of sympathy amongst workers for the Occupy Wall Street movement. We understand their frustration. "
" Many governments and corporations take no moral responsibility for the enslavement of migrant workers and freely do business with states built on the back of slave labour. Illicit financial flows and tax evasion are ignored in the interests of some nations and their corporations, stripping the tax base that is so vital for essential services. "
" Out of the fires of desperation burn hope and solidarity. "
" Democracy is rarely easy, nor swift. "
" Poor people around the world spend more on energy because they lack the capital to buy a more expensive energy-efficient product. "
" We must make both our distributional and democratic systems work for our communities. "
" Investment in jobs at a time when millions are unemployed can only be a good thing: all the better if the jobs help us shift from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy. "
" I've had an enormously privileged working life. "
" South Carolina is a 'right to work' state - a misnomer of a phrase, as the laws limits union representation of workers. It does does not guarantee workers a job or fair wages and conditions. "
" If political leaders want respect, they will begin by enforcing the global rule of law. "
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" As universal a truth as the rising and setting of the sun each day, the global economy needs people. "
" The environment, stabilizing the climate, needs urgent attention from all of us. "
" Technology can be used to make people's lives easier, to reduce inequality, to facilitate inclusion, or to solve intractable global problems, but without dialogue and governance, it can be used against humanity - the choice on how we use technology is ours. "